Fr. Peter Covas

Ordained: 1957
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Bernardino CA

Resigned in 1983 as first financial director of the diocese after he loaned $225K of diocesan money to a man who had been convicted of fraud. Arrested twice, in 1987 and 1988, for public sexual misconduct. Covas left his parish in 4/02 amid accusations of sexual misconduct with minors. Sexual accusations came to light after internal diocesan review of files. Civil suits filed in 2003. Died 5/9/04. Personnel file released 10/25/10.


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