Priest's Allies Say His Good Works Outweigh His Embezzlement CrimesProsecutors are seeking a three-year prison sentence, saying probation would be a "gentle wrist-slap."
Guilty Plea Likely From Detroit-Area Priest In Fraud CaseThe government says Rev. Edward Belczak concealed his theft of more than $500,000 from St. Thomas More Church in Troy.
Guilty Plea Likely In Case Of Troy Priest Accused Of Stealing Church FundsReverand Edward Belczak was removed from St. Thomas More in 2013 after an audit raised questions about parish finances.
Troy Church Solicits Donations As 'Tribute' To Priest Under FBI Money ProbeSome local parishioners are upset about a Catholic solicitation in honor of a priest who is currently being investigated by the FBI for allegedly stealing over $400,000 from a Troy church.
Troy Priest Removed From Duties Amid Money ProbeThe archdiocese says it forced the Rev. Edward Belczak to step aside from his duties at St. Thomas More Parish in Troy while police investigate accusations he mishandled at least $429,000 in church money over the past six years.