- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The former pastor of a Connecticut church has pleaded no contest to charges that he fleeced two parishioners out of a combined $400,000.

Prosecutors say 67-year-old Robert Genevicz faces 60 years in prison at sentencing May 26 after entering his plea Monday. He remains free on $100,000 bond.

The Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/2m2q2Fx ) reports that Genevicz and his lawyer refused to comment after the hearing.

Authorities say as pastor of Stratford Baptist Church, Genevicz stole nearly $200,000 from retired school teacher Patricia Stosak and $200,000 from the estate of 88-year-old Arthur Devack. Both have since died.

Police say Genevicz took out loans under Devack’s name to buy two Mercedes-Benzes, one for him and one for an alleged accomplice.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com



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