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Priests in New Jersey, Virginia face charges for dipping into parish funds

November 05, 2010

A New Jersey priest has entered a guilty plea and a Virginia priest faces felony charges in two cases involving diversion of parish funds.

Msgr. Patrick Brown of Morris County, New Jersey, admitted that his tax returns did not take into account the $63,000 he had taken from parish collections. Father Joseph Quoc Hai-Nguyen faces 11 embezzlement charges for allegedly misappropriating funds from parishes in the Richmond, Virginia diocese.


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