10/26/2017
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

SIOUX CITY, IA – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America appointed Fr. Luke Melackrinos to the Holy Trinity parish of Sioux City in Iowa. He will assume his full pastoral duties on November 19. The parish belongs to the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Chicago, which is currently vacant after the death of Metropolitan Iakovos. […]

02/22/2017
Author: Tony Briscoe and Kate Thayer

A Greek Orthodox priest from Chicago who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his church had his felony theft conviction reduced to a misdemeanor Wednesday. A judge in Milwaukee agreed to instate the lesser conviction after the Rev. James Dokos satisfied the terms of his yearlong probation, including 40 hours of community service, […]

04/25/2016
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

NEW YORK – The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America during its spring meeting decided to punish Rev. James Dokos of Chicago with a one-year suspension for stealing money from a trust fund established by a parishioner in Milwaukee, WI. Dokos pleaded guilty to felony theft on February 22, admitting to […]

02/24/2016
Author: Staff

CHICAGO, IL – When Rev. James Dokos pleaded guilty on February 21 to embezzling more than $100,000 from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee, there were some people who were hoping the sordid affair would now be forgotten. The feelings expressed by people like John Kass, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and also Greek Orthodox, […]

03/06/2016
Author: Staff

The Rev. James Dokos, the former pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Glenview, IL who pleaded guilty to felony theft on February 22, admitting to stealing more than $100,000 from a Greek Orthodox church has been relieved of his duties. “The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, which oversees dozens of member churches in […]

03/10/2016
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

Analysis I had written about the so-called “Spiritual” Courts some years ago. The reason that I decided to write about the issue once again is the recent case of Rev. James Dokos, who pled guilty to embezzling funds. And entered into a differed agreement with the authorities in order to avoid imprisonment. There are two […]

02/22/2016
Author: Bruce Vielmetti

A Greek Orthodox priest pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $100,000 from his former parish in Wauwatosa, but under a deferred prosecution deal he will get only a misdemeanor conviction if he stays out of trouble for a year. Neither the Rev. James Dokos nor his attorneys, Patrick Knight and Franklyn Gimbel, made any […]

02/23/2016
Author: John Kass

If you stole $100,000 from a church, a reasonable person would expect that you’d get some jail time for your crimes. If a poor kid was charged with stealing a fraction of that much cash from a sandwich shop, chances are that jail would be waiting. But a Wisconsin priest stealing from a church trust, […]

02/26/2016
Author: Robert McCoppin

Greek Orthodox church leaders from Chicago to Istanbul have remained publicly silent about the fate of a priest who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his former parish, while some church members continue to push for action against not just him but also his superiors in Chicago. Some critics have called for the […]

03/04/2016
Author: Robert McCoppin

A priest who admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from a Greek Orthodox church has been relieved of his duties pending a final disciplinary decision, officials said. The Rev. James Dokos, former pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Glenview, pleaded guilty to felony theft Feb. 22. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, which […]