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Meth or an “Opiate”

Kevin Wallin “is a good, good person,” says Gene Eriquez, former mayor of Danbury, Conn. Wallin, 63, was on a university board; he was active in inner-city charity; he helped create an AIDS ministry; he was once secretary to a bishop; and as a Roman Catholic priest, he gave eloquent sermons. Oh, and he owned an adult store, though his prosecutors are probably emphasizing that more than the authors of the 80-plus letters urging a judge to show mercy in his case. Federal agents say the “Land of Oz & Dorothy’s Place” appeared to be part of the good father’s plans to launder money he made in the meth business. Wallin faces up to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy. (AC/Danbury News Times, WVIT New Britain) ...Prayer, drugs, and adult goods: he was a one-man mall for the miserable.
Original Publication Date: 29 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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