Rev Valentine Krul, New York Mills Pr...

Rev Valentine Krul, New York Mills Priest

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#1 Aug 4, 2013
Was he ever sentencing for stealing $87,000 from the Church?
linday

Utica, NY

#2 Aug 4, 2013
He got 6 months in jail and 5 years probation. He was also suspended as a priest by the Syracuse Diocese. He should be out of jail by now. He's probably relaxing on a beach in Florida and reporting to his probation officer between sun baths. You can google him.

NEW YORK MILLS — The priest and former Sheriff’s Office chaplain who admitted to stealing $87,000 from St. Mary Our Lady of Czetochowa has been suspended by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse pending the end of his six-month stay in county jail.

Rev. Valentine Krul’s status as a priest will also be reviewed by Bishop Robert J. Cunningham.

Krul, 61, of 330 Buck Lane, Forestport, confessed in County Court Wednesday to using the $87,000 to buy a condominium in Florida and on other personal expenses.

"The situation involving Father Val Krul is a cause of great sadness for many people — for the diocese, for the parish and for the individuals affected personally," Bishop Cunningham said in a statement.

"We accept the judgment that has been made in this case and will continue to pray for Father Krul and the people in New York Mills who have been both supportive and cooperative."

According to Diocese spokeswoman Danielle Cummings, Cunningham will review Krul’s priesthood at the end of his six month stay in county jail, though Krul will likely get time off for good behavior. Krul will also be sentenced to five years probation.

"It’s premature at this point to determine fitness for ministry while serving out his sentence," Cunningham said.

"The Church is a forgiving institution. This is a sin."

She said Krul is currently suspended from "priestly ministry" for the time being. He remains a priest, but cannot function as one officially.

If needed, Krul’s priesthood may even be reviewed by the Vatican.

According to court documents, Krul stole $87,291.22 from the church for his own personal use between October 2008 and January 2011. Krul served as pastor of the church for 17 years.

"He purchased a condominium in Florida, yes. He would take trips down there," said First Assistant District Attorney Michael Coluzza.

As for the rest of the stolen church funds, "a lot of it was traveling, food, entertainment, personal expenses," Coluzza said.

The money was stolen directly out of the church bank accounts.

Krul was ordered to pay a full restitution, and Coluzza said the money will come from his retirement funds and the sale of both the condo and other items.

Krul was ordained in 1977, and became pastor for the church in New York Mills in 1994. Krul became the part-time chaplain for the Sheriff’s Office in 1985, and remained on the books until September 2005, sheriff’s officials said.

Sheriff Robert M. Maciol has been searching for a new department chaplain since he was elected, officials stated.

Krul was also charged with drunken driving in 2007 after a motor vehicle accident in New Hartford.

Such a Shame

Utica, NY

#3 Aug 4, 2013
Omg! But yet Fr Anthony walked away smelling like a rose and STILL is a supporter of the Turning Stone casino @ night!
Yessir

Moravia, NY

#4 Aug 4, 2013
Such a Shame wrote:
Omg! But yet Fr Anthony walked away smelling like a rose and STILL is a supporter of the Turning Stone casino @ night!
Yeh, fortunately or unfortunately there aren't enough crooked Polaks with tons of money to buy off the Bishop.

Let the "How dare you criticize St LaFake" posts begin!
Pippin

Little Falls, NY

#6 Jan 1, 2014
What is this latest scandal?
Pour Me Another

Herkimer, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2014
Driving blasted again and caused an accident in Yorkville.
Bless Me Father

Ashburn, VA

#8 Jan 1, 2014
Poor Val. He never learns.
hmmm

Utica, NY

#10 Jan 2, 2014
Why are they still calling this drunken thief father?? He should have been cast out of the priesthood after his theft conviction. Now he's a goddam drunk driving around just waiting to kill someone. Lock the bastard up and throw away the key. DWI and probation don't mix.
Greer Garson

Ashburn, VA

#11 Jan 2, 2014
hmmm wrote:
Why are they still calling this drunken thief father?? He should have been cast out of the priesthood after his theft conviction. Now he's a goddam drunk driving around just waiting to kill someone. Lock the bastard up and throw away the key. DWI and probation don't mix.
he has connections
Crook let

United States

#12 Jan 2, 2014
Maybe it's time to stay away for awhile and serve time for what he has done.... he is not above the law.
ted

Albany, NY

#13 Jan 2, 2014
I think he is a dishwasher at that polish restaurant in Yorkville.
Brickback

United States

#14 Jan 3, 2014
Should be making license plates for the great State of New York.
the pope

Utica, NY

#15 Jan 3, 2014
Bless Me Father wrote:
Poor Val. He never learns.
this is one of the many reasons why i dont go to church.i am not going to finance happy hour for this drunk.he is a disgrace to priests and to the human race.shame on you father vodka.lord what are you waiting for 1 small lightning bolt is all it takes.
Sister Elizabeth

Ashburn, VA

#16 Jan 4, 2014
the pope wrote:
<quoted text>this is one of the many reasons why i dont go to church.i am not going to finance happy hour for this drunk.he is a disgrace to priests and to the human race.shame on you father vodka.lord what are you waiting for 1 small lightning bolt is all it takes.
don't use this as an excuse. You don't go to church cause you're too damn lazy!
moses

Utica, NY

#17 Jan 4, 2014
the pope wrote:
<quoted text>this is one of the many reasons why i dont go to church.i am not going to finance happy hour for this drunk.he is a disgrace to priests and to the human race.shame on you father vodka.lord what are you waiting for 1 small lightning bolt is all it takes.
1 time about 6 years ago it was around the holidays went to mass and after mass father give me another would come around to chat with the flock.well when he got close to you he stunk of an alcoholic beverage,very visible loaded.such a man of the cloth-loin cloth.should burn in hell for the miss trust and pain hes caused.
suckers

Moravia, NY

#18 Jan 4, 2014
Good guy no different then others. Just because u put a collar on does not mean you are less tempted. Priest is a lonely life.
satans pal

Utica, NY

#19 Jan 5, 2014
suckers wrote:
Good guy no different then others. Just because u put a collar on does not mean you are less tempted. Priest is a lonely life.
very good guy good for nothing,no good,good riddance!burn in hell!
sarcastic words of wisdom

Utica, NY

#20 Jan 5, 2014
snopper wrote:
Was he ever sentencing for stealing $87,000 from the Church?
hey father vodka meet me at cavallos tonight will get drunk and pick up some hookers,oh dont forget to bring the communion waffers.dont worry tonight the hoes will drive!
Mad Dog

Herkimer, NY

#22 Jan 6, 2014
sarcastic words of wisdom wrote:
<quoted text>hey father vodka meet me at cavallos tonight will get drunk and pick up some hookers,oh dont forget to bring the communion waffers.dont worry tonight the hoes will drive!
Your a real funny one too. Is that you To Tough Toomey? Well either way kiss my azz you punk.
Mad Dog

Herkimer, NY

#23 Jan 6, 2014
the pope wrote:
<quoted text>this is one of the many reasons why i dont go to church.i am not going to finance happy hour for this drunk.he is a disgrace to priests and to the human race.shame on you father vodka.lord what are you waiting for 1 small lightning bolt is all it takes.
Ok yet another azzhole spewing vile shit. I would love to see your record of life. I bet you like to suck the big black one while on a park bench for all to see. Eat a dick scum.

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