- Dec 10, 2019
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop who was arrested and charged with embezzling thousands of dollars in diocesan funds.
A judge has postponed a mid-August trial for a priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from a parish in Okemos, in central Michigan, part of the Diocese of Lansing.
State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the home of a Michigan priest who is accused of embezzling millions.
Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales.
Father Jonathan Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos, east of Lansing, Michigan. Auditors have said more than $5 million is missing from the Roman Catholic parish.
A priest in California will spend three years in jail after being convicted of embezzling over $1 million. Prosecutors said he deposited 14 checks from parishioners into his personal account while he was pastor, although his lawyer argues he was not depositing the money for personal benefit.