Thursday, February 12, 2015

Former Prison Chaplain Pleads Guilty To Passing Messages From Imprisoned Hit Man

The Chicago Tribune reports that yesterday Roman Catholic priest and former prison chaplain Eugene Klein entered a guilty plea in an Illinois federal district court to charges of passing messages hidden in religious materials from an imprisoned mob hit man to a friend when the inmate was restricted in his contact with outsiders. The messages had to do with how to get a valuable violin out of a house that the federal government had seized. As part of his plea agreement, Klein reserved the right to appeal the trial court's refusal to dismiss the charges against him on constitutional grounds.