“Monsignor Meth” Kevin Wallin Expected to Plead Guilty in Case That Snared OC Couple

Orange County Weekly

By Matt Coker
Mon., Apr. 1 2013

A suspended, cross-dressing Roman Catholic priest nicknamed “Monsignor Meth” because of his role in a drug operation whose suppliers were alleged to be two South County residents is expected to plead guilty to charges against him Tuesday. Federal court papers in Waterbury, Conn., indicate Kevin Wallin, who was accused in January of laundering drug sales proceeds through his post-priestly Land of Oz adult entertainment shop, will cop to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Chad McCluskey, 43, of San Clemente; his longtime girlfriend Kristen Laschober, 47, of Laguna Niguel, and two Connecticut men previously entered not guilty pleas at their arraignment hearing on the same federal counts, which carry with them fines of up to $10 million and 10 years to life in prison with convictions.

Wallin had also originally pleaded not guilty, but he filed court papers last week to change his plea, the Associated Press reported.

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