Zgoznik Found Guilty in Cleveland
The trial of the former accountant for the Diocese of Cleveland, Anton Zgoznik, ended yesterday when the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all 15 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, mail fraud, and obstruction of justice. The defense had argued, apparently unsucessfully, that the Diocese of Cleveland knew about and encouraged Zgoznik’s activities. The trial of the former chief financial officer and lawyer for the diocese, Joseph Smith, is expected to start in the spring.
The Plain Dealer story can be found here.