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Akron priest pleads guilty to bank and tax fraud
Father Sam Ciccolini faces 8 years in prison

Kevin Niedermier
Father Sam Ciccolini entering Cleveland's federal courthouse flanked by his attorneys, Pete Cahoon (l) and Gregory Plesich (r).
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An Akron priest who has run an alcohol and drug treatment center since 19-70 pleaded guilty today to tax and bank fraud, saying he took comfort in keeping cash...but then panicked. Father Sam Ciccolini faces up to eight years in federal prison.
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Father Ciccolini pleaded guilty to tax and bank fraud. He could receive up to 8 years in prison.
Father Ciccolini and his attorneys heading to federal court in Cleveland.
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