For some parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, the cure seems almost as bad as the illness.
The Jackson Catholic Diocese has confirmed that Father Lenin Vargas is being removed from the ministry staff at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville.
In three weeks since federal investigators raided the offices of the Diocese of Jackson, uncovering both fraud and a cover-up at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, parishioners say the shockwaves are still reverberating in Starkville and in Macon.
GoFundMe has announced that it will offer refunds to donors who contributed to a campaign for Lenin Vargas-Gutierrez that is part of an ongoing federal fraud investigation.
A Starkville priest is in the crosshairs of a federal investigation into allegations of fraud and has been removed from duty at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.