Friday, July 9, 2010

French Priest Sentenced To 3 Years For Embezzling $3M

France: A Catholic priest who drove a Ferrari, kept mistresses and siphoned off more than £2 million of charity donations has been jailed for fraud in France.

Father Antoine Videau, 64, received a three-year prison sentence for crimes that led to him being known as the "Playboy Padre".

Much of the money was being used to fund his multi-millionaire lifestyle which included regular visits to casinos in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo.

Read More: Father Antoine Videau

Father Videau set up home with a young woman in La Ciotat, in the Bouches-du-Rhône area of France. He was also frequently seen winning and dinning other young women in upmarket restaurants around Europe