Former archdiocese CFO waives preliminary hearing for Holy Week

    Holy Week isn’t exactly the idea time for Archdiocese of Philadelphia officials to appear in court.

    That’s not stopping the trial against the clergymen accuse of molesting boys and covering their tracks, but it has affected the preliminary hearing for the diocese’s former chief financial officer.
    Anita Guzzardi, charged with stealing $900,000 in church money, waived her preliminary hearing so as not to inconvenience anyone by having to go to court during Holy Week, the Daily News reports.

    Guzzardi is expected to admit to the charges and make good with the diocese, and her attorney says Guzzardi has already made a payment to the diocese.

    She was arrested last month for allegedly using the diocese’s money to pay for trips, gifts and casino visits.

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