Priest allegedly gambles away refugee money

March 28, 2016

A London-area priest is under investigation after more than a half million dollars earmarked for the Hamilton Diocese refugee sponsorship program has gone missing.

Father Amer Saka was working with a sect of the church that helps Catholics from Iraq and surrounding areas resettle in Canada.

Bishop Emanuel Shaleta says Saka has confessed to gambling the money away.

Father Saka has been suspended pending the investigation by London Police.

No charges have been laid.

The Hamilton Diocese says it will honour its 20 sponsorship agreements and is fully funding the program.


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