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Catholic Priest Allegedly Stole Millions Of Dollars To Pay Rent Boy Lover

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Rev. Peter Miqueli is being accused of stealing more than $1 million in donations in order to pay for sex and support his “rent boy lover.”

On Thursday, the lawsuit was filed by furious parishioners, who accused Miqueli of siphoning cash from the donation plate at the various Churches he worked at.

He’s also been accused of stealing money in order to purchase a hot tub, drugs, and various sex toys.

The New York Post reports that the priest allegedly had an ongoing S&M romance with Keith Crist, who insisted Miqueli call him “master” and drink his urine.

As per the Archdiocese’s rules, donations are supposed to be placed in locked bags that are stored safely and counted by a parishioner before ultimately being deposited into the church bank account.

Miqueli apparently put the money in unlocked bags that he counted himself in his bedroom, occasionally even leaving foot high stacks of it laying around.

He even hired Crist to work as the parishes’ new business manager, but he was fired by the Archdiocese after a complaint.

These allegations go back over ten years, according to lawyer Michael Dowd, who insists that the church was aware of the thievery all along.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said, “that the diocese can’t come to a conclusion about the misconduct of Miqueli when there is money missing that may be a million dollars from each (parish)”.

Jack Lynch, a Bronx parishioner, spoke to the New York Daily News and claimed the church is “going out of their way to protect him, and for years. We suspect a scandal behind the scandal.”

The priest has yet to be disciplined, which is infuriating parishioners. A website and Facebook page has been created in the hopes of getting the priest fired.

“I have stopped going,” says one former churchgoer. “No one likes him, and it really has torn apart the parish. People have confrontations with him over the collections and the money.”

“It’s sad that one person can destroy what was a great community with their greed and their actions”.

According to a spokesman for the Archdiocese, they’re taking the allegations seriously and have ordered an audit of the parish.

 

H/t: LGBTQ Nation

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84 Comments

  • Xzamilio

    $1 million? The thirst of it all…

  • Justin Weeks

    It’s there fault for being stupid! And besides do you see that guy i’d take your money to support him to!

  • avesraggiana

    I would love to drop on my knees and lift up the front of that priest’s robe…

  • Kevin Uhrin

    and this shocks anybody

  • Kevin Uhrin

    i guess it went for lip injections

  • Dave Basora

    Maybe if he goes to the Vatican he’ll avoid any prosecution. It works for pedophiles

  • youarekiddingme

    Oh look. Surprise. The catholic church involved in yet another sex scandal. Another cover up. NO discipline. Over a million dollars in cash. That organized “religious” group need to be disbanded, its money dispersed to the poor throughout the world, its treasures of art and artifacts given to museums throughout the world (where the art/artifacts came from).

    This good ole boy network of cover up/conspiracy goes all the way back to the vatican. The previous pope is proof of that. Flush the whole damn organization down. I feel bad for the devout members, but it’s ridiculous what they continue to get away with year after year.

  • Jeff Phillips

    at least the guy was of age

  • Stache

    @youarekiddingme: I don’t. If they wanted that money to go for the homeless or any other number charities then yes but all they want is some selfish after life BS.

  • Alex Ayala

    Someone’s been naughty. I see a lump of coal in his stocking for xmas.

  • o.codone

    Good for him !! After all, everybody loves dick, and being a priest doesn’t exempt you from lust. So, let the corrupt, dishonest insurance companies pay the bill on this one. I mean, what is insurance for?

  • youarekiddingme

    @Stache: Actually (being an ex-catholic myself) that’s what they say the money goes after church expenses. So, if they won’t keep their word on being celebate, honest (and at least lawful)—then let’s burn the fuckin money so those evil bastards can’t steal it or use it for criminal defense!!

  • moldisdelicious

    @youarekiddingme:

    You do realize that corruption is everywhere even your very own gay rights organizations be on some bs too. I don’t think it has anything to do with them being catholic or religious for that matter. It’s typical for someone that has power to abuse it even if it’s just a tiny bit of it.

  • martinbakman

    Clergy stealing from the flock? I’m shocked I tell you.

  • Allie Pocket

    that’s why you get the $100 hoes…

  • Victor Barry

    The story is kind of flimsy. I’m not so sure.

  • Cam

    Why do you think the church never goes after these guys?

    Easy, because by having a policy of firing any gay priests, all the priest who is stealing, molesting, anything else, has to say is “If you turn me in, I will out 15 other gay priests and you will have to fire all of them, or he threatens to out the Bishop etc…”

    The church’s own anti-gay policies are causing these issues.

  • youarekiddingme

    @moldisdelicious: Oh, I do realize it. I’m not naive. I just can’t stand the hyocracy. The whole trust issue as it deals with children. It just stinks is all. Having dealt with the whole molestation/cover-up issue as a victim…it’s just time to clean up that whole “organization.”

    I get that power corrups, but this is really an issue beyond money and corruption. This organization deals with counseling, faith, children, the development of young minds and spirits, very fragile things (I know you’re aware..you’re not an ignorant person). They need to be held to a much higher standard. I can handle the whole attitude that individuals make mistakes. No problem. I can deal with that. My issue goes back to (sorry to dredge up old crap) but the whole idea that the vatican allowed the cover up of molestation, then elected a pope who was part of it, then allowed him to step down and is currently allowing him assylum to escape prosecution and possible civil litigation. Just a totally corrupt organization.

    On top of all that…the reason they don’t allow marriage and they want their preists celibate in the first place had nothing to do with devotion to God. It has to do with protection of church assets. They didn’t want divorced partners suing for church property…

    Sorry to ramble, just a lot of “pent up” emotion on this topic.

  • Philip Epstein

    Maybe God wanted this for him he does work in mysterious ways .

  • SteveDenver

    The Catholic Church has already paid out over TWO BILLION DOLLARS to settle sex abuse cases in the U.S. alone. The “furious parishioners” have no grounds.

  • Larry

    It’s sad that millions of people around the world think churches are Godly. Jesus was only in them to burn them down because they were evil. Things are the same today. The Catholic church owns more land and buildings than any other entity in the world. They are a political and power organizations.

  • David Harlem

    I need me a Catholic Priest Sugar Daddy. I was an altar boy for years and never got one pat on the butt. What was wrong with my parish priests?

  • Sansacro

    The prostitute is pretty hideous. Guess they deserve each other.

  • Sweetie Pie

    The priest will be asked to say three Hail Marys and the Lord’s Prayer

    All his sins are forgiven

  • moldisdelicious

    @youarekiddingme:

    Personally, I don’t expect much good to come from people in general so shit like that doesn’t surprise or outrage me anymore. You can always count on someone doing wrong than right then them acting like they arent fucked up, trying to tell other people what they should or shouldn’t do.

  • cabra125

    Anyone care to notice the boy toy’s last name? Irony.

  • chuck

    What a surprize, GAWD IS FAKE!

  • trell

    These Outreach projects have gone seriously out of hand now…!

  • Wayne_in_NYC

    @o.codone: What is insurance for? To make the insurance company and its investors rich by never paying out on legitimate claims, fighting tooth and nail to keep every penny they can.

  • Curtispsf

    All the priest will have to do is a few “Stations of the Cross” and all will be forgiven. No, wait…he’d enjoy that. NEXT.

  • unreligious

    If your paying for it then they’re not a lover. If that’s what he ways paying for he was cheated out of $999,999.98

  • Maude

    Take his cloths off and you’ve got a man with no cloths.
    Point is, they are all men. Nothing different, except for their ‘frocks’.

  • Kangol

    On the plus side, he’s with a consenting adult.

    On the negative side, why steal from poor Bronx parishioners? Wasn’t a Grindr or A4A hookup or boyfriend, or a bathhouse romp on the regular, like all the other non-pedophile priests choose, good enough?

  • Jaroslaw

    @moldisdelicious: good news isn’t reported.

    And to address another issue – Yes, celibacy was put in place to protect church assets – it wasn’t the priest’s right to pass down church property to his children- he didn’t own it in the first place.

  • DrJohn

    ‘Master’ looks more like a pouty gurrl to me; NY Post writes that Dolan knew and covered it up

  • Andy Vigil

    It was God’s will.

  • Realitycheck

    Well, considering how ugly Rev. Peter Miqueli is, the young man was underpaid!

  • alphacentauri

    LOL not surprising. At least the guy was an adult man.

  • Ken Overholt

    The devil made him do it!

  • youarekiddingme

    @Jaroslaw: What “good news” would that be? The church got rid of 1 pedophile priest? For the most part, they don’t even “suspend” these suspected pedophiles from their duties pending the outcome of an official investigation…they just play shell games with them. Most business will suspend employees suspected of wrong doing pending the outcome of an investigation.

    The church has always looked out for NUMBER 1. They don’t give a shit about the poor. If they did, that 10% tithe that they push on their congregation to support clergy salary and the foundation of the church…well, anything “above” that cost should go to the poor and needy (instead of making hundreds of billions of dollars more for the vatican each year). Instead, they have a “poor box” set up in their churches that gets almost nothing. How do I know about the “poor box” and how much it collected? I used to be an alter boy and I was responsible (along with a member of the Parish) for counting the money in the box…once a month. There was hardly enough there to count! The catholic church is the wealthiest entity on earth.

    To address the church protecting its “assets” in the possibility of divorce of a priest. The only church assest subject to divorce settlement would be 1/2 of the priest’s salary…as you said, everything else is “church” property. Another paranoid reason for the vatican to impose their bullshit celibacy rule on priests.

    The catholic church is nothing more than a legalized, organized crime scam that will eventually come crumbling down on itself.

  • Sammie Edwards

    Relax, that money would have just gone to sprinklers to spray on homeless people trying to sleep outside the church.

  • nemesis9

    In Kevin Crist’s name we pray, Amen.

  • Claude Peterson

    only catholics priest have made that , not other religions

  • Realitycheck

    @Ken Overholt: LOL Yes Satan is taking all of us to hell. Is that an erotic phantasy or what?
    I wonder how many nuns and priests have wet dreams about Satan bended long
    penis.

  • VERNON

    Gosh the look at that young man body with his exercise toy in his hand is he ever gorgeous. I am just wondering if that young man had any love for the priest or is he just using the priest as his toy to full fill his man fantasy or the other word we like to use ” sugar daddy ”?

  • adrianjurado310

    i heard Truvada is like $750 a pill…cum dumpster.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Another scandal, just in time for Christmess.

  • Rudy Sidsar

    And what’s shocking about it ???

  • ridgelineranger

    (Some) Priests are hot. I used to play with a furry Polish priest in Ohio. He turned me on to poppers, weed, and black beauties…It was the 70s. One HOT fuck too!

  • o.codone

    @David Harlem: I agree. No priest ever smacked my ass either. That fact alone has caused ruinous problems with my self-esteem. So, do you want to do a class action with me, we can sue for failure to thrive. There I was ready and willing to give the two young priests in the parish some wicked blow jobs and WHAT? Nothing happened. Damn. Call my attorney.

  • SonOfKings

    Oh, this is horrible.

  • blackhook

    Is there anything more bizarre & corrupt than the Catholic Criminal Empire? And how can anyone be dumb enough to $upport these weirdos? …hocus-pocus-dominocus indeed!

  • Eiji

    Test

  • Oona Gorman

    You can serve the Lord and love someone but it’s hard to serve the Lord and be a thief. Man, some pensioner probably donated money they sorely needed in order to help someone less fortunate. Sad.

  • Nathan Young

    The things you will do for the D…

  • CivicMinded

    Why is there no information on the priest’s side of the story? If the man’s still working in the places where he’s supposed to have committed a crime I can’t help but think there’s something missing. Add in the parishioner’s paranoia about him stealing a million from each parish and I smell a rat.

  • Realitycheck

    @Claude Peterson: If you truly believe that you are on drugs. All religions and denominations are afflicted by violence,
    dishonesty, child abuse and more.
    Mormons have no problems with polygamy and under age girls and muslims think is OK to F little boys and girls in the ass.
    Religion = Hate and discrimination

  • Nahald

    What a surprise ! A gay priest ! Oh My ! And an embezzeler too ?

  • girldownunder

    …And the only thing they’re concerned about is that they lost money…typical vatican priority…

  • youarekiddingme

    @CivicMinded: Oh look, it’s anohter catholic sticking up for one of his own…how quaint! It’s typical for the catholics to NOT discipline their ranks when something goes wroing…remember all the pedophiles? They played shell games with them for YEARS! Does that make them less guilty? Their EX-POPE was involved in the coverup scheme and resigned as pope…now he’s hiding out in the vatican to avoid prosecution and civil lawsuits…does that ring a bell to you? Yea, there’s something else going on here alright. Typical catholic mafia is what’s going on here!

    No information from the priest. Now that is laughable. Do you think this priest is going to come forward and say anything when faced with this evidence (from more than one Parish–and over 10 years…stated in the article) to state that, “I’m not innocent…I didn’t do anything wrong.” The bullshit meter is running off the board, but hey maybe he is innocent. As usual the catholic church NEVER suspends the duties of its clergy while they are under official investigation…even for child rape!

  • GayEGO

    After all of the scandals in the Catholic church i.e. Spotlight etc. we may as well say the Catholic Church is LGBT!

  • youarekiddingme

    @GayEGO: Let’s not insult LGBT Community!

  • cetude

    Does this surprise anybody?

  • NoCagada

    @youarekiddingme: “Pedophile”? Look up the word. I see nothing here about pedophilia

    This wasn’t about your fantasies, princess

  • Chris

    I realize that charity begins at home; but if the allegations are true, that guy needs to pay. He’s stolen from a charity every bit as much as someone stealing from a Salvation Army kettle is guilty of theft.

  • youarekiddingme

    @NoCagada: Look what jumped out of the garbage heap (his mom’s bed)…Mr. “No Gagreflex.”

    Where have you been all day? My last post was 10 HOURS AGO and said NOTHING about the word “pedophile” you imbicile!

    The post where I used that word was (2 posts back) and almost 27 HOURS AGO!! Are you high? Did you read any of the context surrounding the post? Had to do with the church not taking action against priests under investigation for crimes (like say, suspending them from duties–like every other corporation in America)?

    Got a word or two about “fantasies” you insensitve FUCK!!!! I was one of the one’s raped by the fine priest’s who were hidden and shuffled many years ago…so really, do tell?

    Princess…I’m more of a man than you will EVER dream of being you little insensitive BITCH!!!

  • o.codone

    Everybody loves dick. Go for it Father, you deserve it. Yay for this guy.

  • o.codone

    Bless me Father, for I have sinned. Those old gay trolls are going tell you about how you should not eat dick, meanwhile, of course, they are entitled to all the dick they want. Don’t believe them. You go ahead and eat what ever dick you want. They do. So, who the fuck are those gay trolls to tell you what to do? Screw them, they’re just bitter old gay men, enjoy yourself.

  • Rick

    Well, well, weeeelllll…..certainly seems as though Sister Mary Miqueli will have to do more than just a few Hail Marys, Our Fathers, and Acts of Contrition to keep HER pussy out of purgatory.

  • Jaroslaw

    @youarekiddingme: I was responding to moldisgood’s statement which roughly says that he doesn’t expect much good from people, nothing bad surprises him anymore. My response: Good news isn’t reported, that is not how western media operates. Good people, good actions get no press.

  • Sluggo2007

    And the surprise here? I’m surprised it’s even being reported. I’ve been saying it for decades: Religion is pure BS. A few people head up a sham institution and all the lambs follow to the slaughter. This incident will not change anything. Weak people need something to follow. It absolves them from facing their own problems and doing something about them.

  • Billy Budd

    Religion is poison. It serves no purpose. It is evil.

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