Probation Term Ending for Priest Who Gambled Away Roselle Parish's Money

By Clifford Ward
Chicago Tribune
August 13, 2015

Priest who gambled parish money is transitioning back to ministry.

A Catholic priest who gambled away almost $300,000 that he stole from his Roselle parish could conclude his court-ordered probation this week as he continues to transition back to ministry following the disgrace of pleading guilty to felony theft.

The Rev. John Regan is scheduled to appear Friday in DuPage County Court, four years after he was sentenced to jail time and 48 months of probation and ordered to make restitution for money he stole to St. Walter's Parish, where he was pastor.

Regan, 51, has completed the jail and work-release requirements that were imposed as part of his sentence, but he still owes more than $250,000 in restitution, according to court records.

Regan, through his attorney, declined a request for an interview this week.








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