Six years or 60 days for 300K from the collection plate
The Rev. John Regan — who stole about $300,000 from his church only to lose it all at the dice tables — blubbered and begged for mercy at his sentencing Tuesday.
But instead of mercy, Father Regan got a certified miracle:
Sixty days in jail.
That’s right, 60 days for 300k in DuPage County, and then 150 days in a halfway house. It sure beats prison.
And who dares say that justice isn’t blind?
Prosecutor Helen Kapas had asked for 10 years, but Regan, a Notre Dame man who said he suffered from a gambling addiction, apparently softened the crusty heart of DuPage County Judge John Kinsella.
Kinsella started off talking tough, ridiculing Regan as “arrogant” and “in need of humility” for stealing from the St. Walter Catholic Church in Roselle, adding that the priest would end th