Friday, July 8, 2011

Priest won't do prison time for embezzlement from Hudson, Wisconsin church

A priest from northwest Wisconsin will not go to jail-or-prison for stealing $10,000 from his former church.

68-year-old Reverend Daniel Dahlberg was put on two years’ probation – and he must perform 100 hours of community service as part of a plea deal. Authorities said Dahlberg gambled the money away, after he stole it from an account at Saint Patrick Church that helps needy families.
District Attorney Eric Johnson said Dahlberg has paid $13,000 in restitution to the church – and that’s a big reason he escaped incarceration. The DA said good people do bad-or-dumb things sometimes. Defense lawyer James Remington said Dahlberg has completed a treatment program for his gambling habit. He left the Hudson church soon before he was charged in early April.

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