Friday, July 14, 2017

Records: Priest admitted in 2007 to using parish checks for home construction

Police and prosecutors have alleged Wehrle used money from St. Martha Parish to pay for work and materials at his Williamston home. At a hearing last week, Assistant Ingham County Prosecutor Andrew Stevens said an ongoing audit estimates about $5 million is missing from the parish.

Wehrle's attorney argues there was an understanding between Wehrle and the Diocese of Lansing regarding use of parish funds.

Wehrle was placed on administrative leave from St. Martha Parish in May and charged days later with embezzlement of $100,000 or more. 

Copies of the transcript were filed amid hundreds of pages of information in a 2007 civil lawsuit between Wehrle and contractors involved in the the construction of the priest's home in Williamston.

The transcript and other documentation hint at Wehrle's family investments, his history of home construction and his opulent plans for his Noble Road home.

Records: Priest admitted in 2007 to using parish checks for home construction

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