Priest Pleads Guilty For Role In Meth Ring

The Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant
11:24 a.m. EDT, April 2, 2013


A suspended Catholic priest from Bridgeport pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a bi-coastal methamphetamine distribution ring.

Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in June. The sentencing guideline is 135-168 months. He entered his plea in front of Senior Judge Alfred V. Covello in U.S. District Court.

Wallin faced a single charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute the powerful stimulate methamphetamine.

The indictment of Wallin on narcotics charges in January stunned the Diocese of Bridgeport, where he formerly served in positions that included personal secretary to successive bishops, including Edward Egan, later appointed a cardinal.

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