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Father Sam gets 6 months
Priest beloved by thousands in the Akron-Canton area was in court again in Cleveland 
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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"Father Sam" as he is known to thousands served by the substance abuse treatment center he founded and ran for decades
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“Father Sam” is going to jail, again.  And WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports that his resentencing Friday will cost the priest a lot more time, though a lot less money.

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The Rev. Sam Ciccolini will now serve six months in prison for banking and tax crimes and pay a fine of 835-thousand dollars.

Federal Judge James Gwin resentenced the 70-year-old Catholic priest after an appeals court overturned his original sentence of a day in jail and 3.5 million dollars in restitution.

Both prosecutors and defense attorneys had appealed the original sentence. Prosecutors objected to the short time in jail. They cited Ciccolini’s long-running fraud, including creating bills for construction work at the Interval Brotherhood Home, the charity he founded more than 35 years ago. The construction work had actually been donated.

Defense attorneys objected to the amount of restitution. Ciccolini admitted hoarding millions of dollars intended for Interval Brotherhood Home. But his lawyers say he never agreed that he stole that much money from it.

Before the resentencing, the defense argued that  Ciccolini had cooperated with investigators and paid back what he owed, including 290-thousand dollars to the IRS. It also asked for consideration for his life-time of exemplary services.

In setting the new prison time and upping the fine by 500-thousand-dollars, Judge Gwin noted that such crimes usually merit as much as two years in prison. But he said he went lighter on Ciccoline because of the aging priest’s health, and his lifetime service.   


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