Former Church Chief Accuses Retired Bishop of Secret Fund - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former Church Chief Accuses Retired Bishop of Secret Fund

Cleveland, OH - New developments on a scandal brewing in the Catholic Diocese.

Former financial Chief Joseph Smith is accused of taking church funds - now he's making an accusation of his own.

In court documents, Smith claims retired Bishop Anthony Pilla kept his own secret fund - and he accuses Pilla of using it to buy things like furniture.

Smith has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and mail fraud charges.

His trial is set to begin in April. 

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