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Catholic priest on leave from Summit County center he founded
Many express shock at charges against "Father Sam"
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Tim Rudell
 
In The Region:
The Reverend Samuel Ciccolini is taking a leave of absence from one of Northeast Ohio's most highly respected alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers while he faces federal tax and money laundering charges.

Known as "Father Sam," Ciccolini founded the Interval Brotherhood Home in Summit County in 1970, and has been running it since. The federal charges unveiled Tuesday accuse him of dividing more than a million dollars among area banks in 2003 to avoid cash reporting laws and of not paying taxes on $300,000 dollars in personal income. Ciccholini has not been available for comment, but the charges are in a bill of information, which is usually an indication that a defendant is cooperating.

Ed Stanford is assistant director at the Interval Brotherhood Home and read this statement about the situation.

Stanford with Interval statement

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Stanford will take over as interim Executive Director of Interval Brotherhood Home in Ciccolini’s absence. Many in the community have expressed  shock about the charges.
 

Listener Comments:

I am praying for Fr. Sam and find it difficult to believe that he has done any wrong doing.
It is a very sad story to read about.


Posted by: Pat Elliott (cuyahoga falls,ohio) on July 16, 2010 10:41PM
Please go to facebook's group "We Support Father Sam" and join to offer your encouragement and support!


Posted by: Katrina Pohl (Stow, Ohio) on July 14, 2010 7:09PM
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