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Spotlight on abuse: Former treasurer Martin Sargeant

Embezzler Martin Sargeant

On Friday, October 14, 2022, former Diocese of London treasurer Martin Sargeant pleaded guilty to theft of £5.2 million ($6.3 million) from the Two Cities Churches Trust. A charity, the organization was founded in 1891 to support the restoration of churches in the City of London.

The theft covered a ten-year period, involving Sargeant requesting checks for impoverished churches, which he then converted to his own use.

In admitting guilt, Sargeant stated he had a longstanding gambling addiction.

Sentencing is pending, but the judge was warned that Sargeant faces immediate imprisonment.

Former Diocese of London treasurer pleads guilty to stealing £5.2 million

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