Transcript for Connecticut Priest Charged in Crystal Meth Drug Ring
Catholic priest in Connecticut is charged with running a drug -- the -- of monsignor Kevin -- whose mentor. Was New York Cardinal Edward -- sending shockwaves through the Catholic community sordid charges that include laundering drug money. Through an adult video store owned by Wallace. I was is for -- source for the story he's in Bridgeport for us markets. The -- the current head of Saint Augustine says he has quote grave concern for monsignor -- wall. Has led a life of crime. I think we're all shocked and been quite rightly so. Indeed is a shocking fall from grace at the allegations are true -- Catholic priest a pillar of the community accused of being a dealer in a cross country crystal meth drug ring. For nearly a decade monsignor Kevin Wallin was the pastor of Saint Augustine parish in Bridgeport. Good -- really good teacher very honorable man. -- -- -- and resigned from Saint Augustine in 2011 citing health problems. -- published reports -- the monsignor was suspended for having sex in the rectory. Authorities -- there's no indication walling was dealing drugs while pastor but since then the feds claim the 61 year old worked out of this apartment in Waterbury. -- selling crystal methamphetamine he had shipped in from California. It's tragic and sad him. But at the same time. We continue to move forward. Together as a community as a church this story gets even -- year according to the indictment wall and bought this adult video store North Haven to launder money earned selling drugs. And at one point entered rehab for his own addiction to crystal meth. Back in Bridgeport parishioners -- once led in prayer say they will be thinking of him -- -- -- about it. And we just keep praying for him -- -- Let -- -- these allegations are true it pretty repentance -- -- stick -- like we all have to. -- officially remains a priest he is on sabbatical and decide any possible re who read. Possible who redeeming he will have to face the criminal justice system he faces a minimum of ten years in prison if convicted. We're live in Bridgeport -- on channel seven Eyewitness News.
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