Feds Trying to Stop Convicted Central City Priest from Liquidating Assets
March 25, 2016
[U.S. District Attorneys File Motion to Restrain Assets of Fr. Joseph Maurizio]
Federal prosecutors want a judge to freeze the assets of Central City priest who owes $70,000 in fines and restitution after he was convicted of sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.
According to documents filed Friday, prosecutors say Joseph Maurizio transferred 42 acres of land to his niece in November, after he was convicted, and has continued trying to transfer his assets to her in a phone call from jail since his March 2 sentencing. Maurizio was also ordered to spend more than 17 years in prison.
The judge has not ruled on this motion.