Prosecutors: Priest stole $500k to fund casino visits, concerts

PHILADELPHIA — The lawyer for a rector charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from a priest retirement home near Philadelphia says his client is remorseful and remains on the job.

Federal prosecutors have charged Monsignor William A. Dombrow with skimming money meant for Villa St. Joseph.

The Philadelphia Archdiocese runs the facility to house aging priests and to treat suspected priest-predators.

Defense lawyer Coley Reynolds says the 77-year-old Dombrow has done many good things for the archdiocese.

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Source: NJ.com/Associated Press

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.