Priest charged with embezzlement

| November 7, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A former priest accused of embezzling from the church he presided over has been released on a surety bond for $25,000 with the condition that he stays in Virginia, according to a spokesperson with Norfolk Circuit Court.

Joseph Hai-Nguyen, 65, is accused of embezzling from Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church in Norfolk from January 2003 to September 2008.

He was arrested on October 28 in Texas and brought back to Norfolk to face 11 counts of embezzlement.

Further information has not been released.

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