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dave502d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:11 PM
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Priest confesses to stealing $1.6M.


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chicagotribune.com >> Local news
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Priest confesses to stealing $1.6M

By Jeff Coen
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 27, 2005, 3:19 PM CDT


A former pastor of a Southwest Side Catholic church pleaded guilty today to stealing $1.6 million from the parish. He also finished paying back the money and was sentenced to four years in prison.

"I'm very, very deeply sorry for all that's happened," Rev. Brian Lisowski told Cook County Criminal Judge Kenneth Wadas. The theft, Lisowski said, "has hurt so many people who put their trust in me and the church."

Lisowski resigned from St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 8200 S. Kostner Ave., in July 2004 after police found him with an alleged prostitute. He subsequently admitted having stolen money from the parish the previous five years.

The defendant initially was charged with felony money laundering and theft from a school or place of worship. He could have been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison if convicted of both counts.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-050727prie...
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enigami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:13 PM
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1. 60000 hail Mary's for thee
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:16 PM
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2. He should have molested a young boy - would have gotten off.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:21 PM
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3. How the hell did he
"finish paying back the money???"
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:58 PM
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5. That was the first thought I had, too n/t
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:43 PM
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4. does anyone else think he
got off easy?

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:31 AM
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6. Did he pay it back with stolen money??
or are they paying priests really well these days :eyes:
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