The following message appears on a Flickr set (one of the Cabinet clued me in to this), and one of the Cabinet made some comments on it:
“On Sunday, 17 June 2012, Holy Spirit Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy, followed by a luncheon in celebration of Father’s Day. We also wished parishioners Greg and Lea Ann Bochnak and Nina Kor farewell as they will be moving away”. Elsewhere, Greg Bochnak is identified as the parish treasurer. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s report indicates that the suspect kited unauthorised checks from 24 June 2012 to 28 December 2012. Isn’t it remarkable that according to the parish photo gallery, the parishioners bade farewell to their treasurer on 17 June 2012? The unidentified suspect must have discovered a window of opportunity.
That means that Bobby “fished” 54 Gs from the parish treasury in only six months. That smells as if he was covering legal bills for his son (who’s facing a fraud rap on the Island). Bobby’s accused of embezzling… his son’s accused of running a Ponzi scheme… my, my, my… what continuity! The apple sure didn’t fall far from the tree (or, the tree sure isn’t far from the apple it dropped). It smells as if the OCA Holy Synod didn’t press charges against Bobby for all the wrong reasons. Certainly, the evidence was there… now, the OCA Holy Synod should apologise publicly to the members of the SIC, especially, Fr John Reeves, for the calumnies that Bobby and his claque threw at them. In reference to that, this was seen on Monomuckos:
Is it possible that I alone have been reading for days that Protopresbyter Rodion Kondratik, is again accused of embezzling church funds to the tune of 54,000 bucks (1.63 million Roubles. 40,500 Euros. 35,000 UK Pounds)?! He, who is the key to healing for the OCA, is banned by court order from entering his own parish? Holy Cow! And not a peep from Monomakhos? Perhaps, not enough evidence? Too much “conjecture” for your taste? Somehow, I’m thinking if the protagonist had been Protodeacon Wheeler or Fr Chancellor, the cancer and tipping point would be 30-feet-deep! You wouldn’t be selectively excluding news that doesn’t fit your story, would you, Mr Michalopulos?
Indeed. I expect Jillions, Tosi, Dahulich, and Peterson to do their best to “bury” this. Tosi is running about irresponsibly accusing this one and that one of all of sundry… that means that the First Families are scared shitless (Potapov’s screed against Stalin is another symptom of the First Family malaise, albeit of a different sort). What do I expect? In the immediate near term, NOTHING from the OCA Holy Synod, with Mollard grinning an idiot’s grin whilst he plays with his little dog on Free Wednesdays. As for what’ll happen in the later term, that’s up to us… which means that we all have a decision to make.