Can I tell you how much I love this story? You have NO IDEA how much I love this story. I love this story so much that I don’t know where to even begin with it. Here’s the gist: it appears as though the Catholic Church has its own Walter White — his name is Monsignor Kevin Wallin — and he hails from Fairfield County, Connecticut. Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Wallin, along with four others, on six counts of possession with the intent to distribute. Prosecutors say that he and his pals ran a meth ring that stretched all across the country. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
According to the affidavit filed in court, Wallin kept three cell phones and rented two Waterbury apartments to run his business out of and had meth delivered — he referred to $100 increments of which as “Grover Clevelands” — hidden inside magazines.
According to the New York Daily News, Monsignor Meth, as he’ll now forever be known, took a sabbatical from the church in June of 2011 for “health and personal issues.” He then largely disappeared, at least to the church. The Connecticut Post reports that he then bought bought “an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz” that investigators say he used as a front to launder “thousands of dollars in weekly profits.”
This remind you guys of anything?
The Post also reports that, after leaving on sabbatical in 2011, Wallin showed up for a medical exam but then “didn’t go for follow-up examinations and subsequently dropped out of sight.” He continued, however, to receive a regular paycheck from the church up until recently. But even when he was acting as a priest, it still sounds like Monsignor Meth had a good time.
The Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral.
While pastor of St. Augustine’s, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women’s clothing and engaging in sex acts.