03/06/2016
Author: Staff

The Metropolis of Chicago regrets the misreporting and misrepresentation of many facts by the press and other individuals regarding the status of Rev. Fr. James Dokos. Rev. Dokos was placed on administrative leave and removed from the SS. Peter and Paul Church of Glenview, Illinois, immediately following the filing of formal charges against him. Upon […]

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 […]

02/22/2016
Author: Staff

MILWAUKEE — James Dokos, a former Milwaukee-area priest accused of stealing from his church, entered a guilty plea to the theft charge on Monday, February 22nd. Prosecutors and Dokos’ attorney agreed to what is called a deferred judgment agreement. In other words, the court found Dokos guilty, but withheld entry of a judgment of conviction. Dokos […]

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 […]

02/22/2016
Author: Robert McCoppin

A Greek Orthodox priest charged with stealing more than $100,000 from his parish pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft in a case that caused deep rifts in the church and prompted criticism of Greek Orthodox leaders in Chicago for their handling of the controversy. The Rev. James Dokos was accused of taking the money from […]

02/22/2016
Author: Staff

CHICAGO – Father James Dokos pleaded guilty on February 21 to the charge of stealing more than $100,000 from his Church. “In court, Dokos told the judge he understood the terms but he did not speak further. He also left court without commenting,” the Chicago Tribune reported. The disgraced priest had missed previous court appearances […]