Defrocked, Ex-Con Priest Who Stole $300K Now Heads NYC Nonprofits with City Contracts

A defrocked, ex-con priest who was a diocesan spin doctor at the height of the Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal now heads a pair of New York City nonprofits which have raked in millions in taxpayer cash.

Edward Bolognini, who used to be a high-ranking New Hampshire holy man named Edward Arsenault, pled guilty in 2014 to stealing some $300,000 from a Catholic hospital, his diocese and a dead priest’s estate.

Among the monsignor’s sins was lavishing some of the pilfered cash on his lover — musician Luke Parkin — paying for expensive meals and trips to San Francisco and New York, according to reports.

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