New Jersey priest under investigation for accepting gifts

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Police in New Jersey are investigating a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, who reportedly accepted more than $250,000 in gifts from wealthy parishioners.

Father Alex Orozco allegedly received cash and other financial gifts– including a $25,000 donation toward the purchase of a house that he admits he never bought.

A fellow priest says that he warned archdiocesan authorities about Father Orozco’s acceptance of gifts in 2012, but the pattern of action continued.



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  1. lg Reply

    Diocesan priests don’t make vows of poverty. It’s a known fact many own properties and are wealthy. Only religious clergy makes a vow of poverty.

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