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Rodis Hearing Set For Later This Month


August 9, 2007

The Louisa County priest accused of embezzling up to a million dollars from two churches will face a judge later this month who will hear arguments on whether to dismiss the 13 embezzlement charges.

The attorney for Reverend Rodney Rodis claims that Rodis should not be prosecuted in court if he mishandled money donated to two parishes.

Lawyer John Maus says that the Catholic Diocese of Richmond should handle the case, due to the U.S. constitution's clause prohibiting government interference in church matters.

Maus talked about the possibility of calling in high ranking church authorities to testify at the hearing. Rodis is currently being held in the Central Regional Jail in Orange after being accused of stealing up to one million dollars. He's scheduled to go on trial in October.


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