Catholic Monsignor Who Stole Money to Cover Gambling Expenses Sentenced to Federal Prison
By Kevin Horridge
January 4, 2018
Catholic Monsignor William Dombrow is headed to federal prison for the next eight months for stealing $535,000 from the Philadelphia Archdiocese to predominantly cover his gambling expenses.
US District Judge Gerald Pappert sentenced Dombrow yesterday in Philadelphia, but he didn’t go lightly on the once-vaunted Catholic priest. The federal judge explained in his verdict that Dombrow’s confession and willingness to take advantage of donors was a crime that needed to be properly punished.
While Dombrow, 78, admitted most of the money was used to fuel his gambling escapades, the priest also purchased dozens of concert tickets, took lavish trips, and ate at expensive restaurants.