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Priest sentenced to 3 years for stealing $1 million from church for male escorts

Who said it wasn't fun being a Roman Catholic priest?   The Reverend Kevin Gray has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after allegedly absconding with church money after faking a terminal illness from the Sacred Heart church in Waterbury, Connecticut to pay for male escorts and a lavish lifestyle.  The Waterbury police had been investigating him since June of 2010 for allegedly taking the money over a seven year period. The money was to be used for church repairs and church debt.

He has pled no contest to the charges, which is not an admission of guilt.   He was also sentenced to 3 years of probation.

What does the church have to say?  Apparently, absolutely nothing.  He has not been asked to pay back the money because the diocese did not ask for restitution.

 

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