Priest Laundered Meth Profits Through Sex Toy Shop

A Roman Catholic priest serving in a Connecticut parish prior to being arrested by federal agents on drug sale charges allegedly purchased a shop specializing in adult videos and sex toys as a place to launder the profits from his drug business.

Monsignor Kevin Wallin has pleaded not guilty to all charges that he ran a meth sales lab out of his personal apartment in Waterbury, making more than $300,000 from methamphetamine sales during the last six months of 2012. Some in the news media have nicknamed the disgraced clergyman “Monsignor Meth” and are comparing him to the lead character in the television series “Breaking Bad” who purchases a car wash business as a front for laundering money he makes on meth sales.

The 61-year old Wallin retired in 2011 citing health issues and other personal problems after having served as pastor of a Catholic parish in Bridgeport since 2002. In the spring of 2012 he was suspended from any public duties as a Roman Catholic priest following reports that Wallin was behaving strangely and engaging in sexual activity with other men in the church’s rectory. He was arrested after a federal undercover agent purchased meth supplies from him half a dozen times.

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FBI reveals drug-dealing Catholic priest bought a sex shop to launder drug money
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268773/Kevin-Wallin-FBI-reveals-drug-dealing-Catholic-priest-bought-sex-shop-launder-drug-money.html

Priest Pleads Guilty to Charges Involving Methamphetamine Sales
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/nyregion/connecticut-priest-pleads-guilty-to-plot-to-sell-methamphetamine.html?_r=0