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Ontario Chaldean priest charged with fraud

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After a 4-5 month police investigation, Father Amer Saka, a Chaldean priest in Canada, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possessing proceeds of property or thing exceeding $5,000. 14 July 2016:  “Parish priest charged with fraud after allegedly … Continue reading

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“Parish priest charged with fraud after allegedly gambling away more than $500,000 meant for Syrian refugees” & related articles & VIDEO

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London Free Press Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:43:02 EDT PM By Jennifer O’Brien, The London Free Press Father Amer Saka, a priest working at the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in London, Ontario, is suspended, in treatment and under investigation … Continue reading

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Egan: Ottawa’s Father Joe gets his second chance — and that’s a good thing

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Ottawa Citizen Published on: February 26, 2015 Last Updated: February 26, 2015 9:51 PM EST Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen Father Jow LeClair                                     Pat McGrath/Ottawa Citizen Father Joe LeClair may always be known as the priest who stole, gambled and went … Continue reading

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“Father Joe Leclair joins clergy in New Brunswick after jail” & related article

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LeClair defrauded Ottawa’s Blessed Sacrament Church of $130,000 CBC News Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:54 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015 8:54 AM ET Father Joe LeClair joined Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish near Moncton, NB as an … Continue reading

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“Father Joe LeClair now working in Moncton diocese” & related article

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The Ottawa Citizen ANDREW DUFFY, OTTAWA CITIZEN More from Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen MEGHAN HURLEY, OTTAWA CITIZEN More from Meghan Hurley, Ottawa Citizen Published on: February 25, 2015Last Updated: February 25, 2015 9:48 PM EST Months after being released from … Continue reading

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“Ottawa priest who stole more than $130,000 from church welcomed back after release from jail” & related article

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National Post Meghan Hurley, Postmedia News | November 18, 2014 11:48 PM ET Father Joe LeClair, here inside Blessed Sacrament Church in Ottawa in 2009, has been missed and is being welcomed back by his former parishioners. Wayne Cuddington/Postmedia   … Continue reading

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Making the problem go away

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The following letter is to be sent by Mr. Kagei  to  parents and alumni of St. Mary’s International School (SMIS) in Tokyo  to explain the panel which has been established and the ensuing steps to be taken regarding the recent … Continue reading

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Father Joe Leclair granted early release from jail

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CTV Ottawa Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:36PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:05PM EST The priest convicted of defrauding Ottawa’s Blessed Sacrament Church was granted an early release from jail. Father Joe Leclair was released from the … Continue reading

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“Father Joe LeClair released from jail for good behaviour” & related article

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CBC News 18 November 2014 CBC – Father Joe LeClair released from jail for good behaviour A popular Ottawa priest who stole $130,000 from his church is now out of jail after he was let out for good behaviour. Father … Continue reading

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“Catholic priest charged in sex-for-visas migrant scandal” & related articles

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euronews.com 26/06 18:53 CET A Catholic priest in Sicily has been charged with seeking sexual favors from migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in exchange for help with residency visas. “The sexual crimes relate to a number of subjects, … Continue reading

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