San Jose priest gets 3 years in prison for embezzlement

Fr. Hien Minh Nguyen funneled more than $1.4 million into his personal bank account, lawyer says he believed he could make better use of the money for his parishioners than the diocese

As a priest for the Diocese of San Jose, 57-year-old Hien Minh Nguyen funneled more than $1.4 million in church donations into his bank accounts over a five-year period, but the princely sum sat mostly untouched, according to court records. Tensions that Nguyen believed existed between the Vietnamese Catholic community in San Jose and the Diocese reportedly were what drove his … [Read more...]

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