Jail for Ferrari-driving French priest who stole fortune
June 28, 2010 1 Comment
He even siphoned off £500,000 from the estate of an archbishop after he was made executor of the senior churchman’s will.
He fleeced nuns by renting out their convent for private events and spent church funds on a “pilgrimage” to Las Vegas.
Videau, 64, a parish priest in Calacuccia, Corsica, used his stolen cash to buy villas and sports cars, a court heard.
Prosecuting lawyer Angeline Tomasi described Videau as “manipulative and predatory”, and a man who “didn’t know the difference between right and wrong”.
Videau was convicted of fraud and abuse of funds and jailed for two years, with another year suspended. He was also fined the equivalent of £90,000.
Source: News Scotsman