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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:06 PM

Feds: Priest (AKA "Monsignor Meth") charged with selling meth

A prominent priest who served as pastor of St. Augustine's Cathedral parish in Bridgeport and was a close aide to then-Bishop Edward Egan was indicted on charges he was part of a drug ring that conspired to sell methamphetamine.
Msgr. Kevin Wallin of Waterbury was arrested on a criminal complaint Jan. 3 after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force.
Wallin, 61, resigned from his position at St. Augustine's, the main church of the Bridgeport diocese, in 2011, citing health and personal problems. He had previously served as pastor of St. Peter Parish in Danbury from 1996 to 2002, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1984.
Wallin was charged with six counts in the indictment Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Bridgeport and faces up to life in prison if he is convicted.


Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Feds-Priest-charged-with-selling-meth-4200164.php#ixzz2IGzUt4Ug

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:36 PM

1. There were concerns about him prior to the arrest. He went on sabbatical in

July, 2011 and had his privileges suspended in May 2012. He reportedly has not made any contact with the diocese since that time, despite their offers of help.

I guess priests also have human frailties and vulnerabilities.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:37 PM

2. Just also want to note that the tag "Monsignor Meth" is yours and appears nowhere in the article.

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:15 PM

4. Ok, you didn't originate it. Not to be persnickety, but if you google it with quotes

you get only 97 hits because the two words appear separately in many, many articles.

Sorry about that. I accused you wrongly.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:48 PM

5. Does this guy seem a little daring for a pastor in your book?

"While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts."

To see this article, click the link in the OP and then open the sidebar tagged 'crossdressing priest.....' (This would appear to be a possible source of the tag 'Monsignor Meth.')

direct link:

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Sources-Cross-dressing-meth-priest-liked-sex-in-4203841.php

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Response to dimbear (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

6. Holy meth dealin money lauderin cross dressin porno shop ownin priest.

wow.

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