Friday, January 18, 2013

Bridgeport Priest Indicted For Drug Trafficking

Monsignor Kevin Wallin, indicted on drug trafficking

Bridgeport Priest Indicted For Drug Trafficking

We haven't heard it all when it comes to crooked and misbehaving priests and pastors. Now, here's a story about a priest accused and charged with selling narcotics! We can't believe there are drug dealers in the pulpits! Take a read below about the details.

Monsignor Kevin Wallin, may have resigned from being pastor of a local church but he is among five people indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday.

Wallin, who resigned as pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, Conn., in June 2011, was arrested Jan. 3. The priest was charged with six counts of possession with intent to distribute crystal drugs.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, they have found Wallin was receiving shipments of crystal meth from a California distributor and selling it to an undercover officer six times between September 2012 and January 2013.

NBC News reported:
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.
According to the Diocese of Bridgeport, Wallin, 61, resigned from his post after nine years, telling parishioners “that he was struggling with a number of health and personal issues” and he was granted a sabbatical.
“During his sabbatical, the diocese became concerned about Msgr. Wallin’s well being and have continued to reach out to him,” the diocese said in a statement. “To date, he has not spoken directly with diocesan officials.”
We hope that he learns from this and realizes that this is a bad example on the diocese and what others feel who look up to him.


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