A Greenwich priest accused of stealing at least $300,000 from his church faces no more than 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge in U.S. District Court in New Haven Thursday.
Michael Moynihan, 59, a former pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Greenwich, pleaded guilty to a single count of obstruction of an official proceeding.
As pastor, Moynihan was responsible for the church's bank accounts. Federal prosecutors said he deposited donated money into a secret account and used about $300,000 to pay his personal credit card bills over four years.