How and why is this man still a priest?
The case of a Catholic priest convicted of gambling away $300,000 of parish funds remains in limbo after DuPage County prosecutors Thursday asked for a hearing to revoke his probation.Priest who gambled away church's $300,000 may lose probation over repayment - Chicago Tribune
The Rev. John Regan will face an April 14 hearing on the revocation, which prosecutors said was based on Regan's failure to completely repay the money he took from St. Walter Parish in Roselle.
The priest appeared in court briefly Thursday before Judge John Kinsella, who had sentenced Regan in 2011 to four years of probation, as well as some jail time and time in the county work-release program. The judge also ordered Regan to work a menial job to begin repaying the money.
The priest has satisfied his probation requirements — his attorney, Jack Donahue, said Thursday that Regan had been "religious" about meeting his obligations — but still owes $272,000 to the Diocese of Joliet.