The first of possible multiple charges came this week for Michael Gutgsell, a longtime priest in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
The 73-year-old Gutgsell is charged with theft of over $154,000 and the abuse of a vulnerable adult.
It stems from Gutgsell being a personal representative to a now-deceased priest’s finances.
Prosecutors said in court Friday, Gutgsell admitted to taking the money from former priest Fr. Ted Richling, during an earlier interview
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His defense attorney Joseph Naatz said in court that Gutgsell was scammed and conned, and simply used the money to try and help out others.
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