A date has been set in U.S. District Court in Cleveland for the re-sentencing of Father Sam Ciccolini on banking and tax fraud charges. Judge James Gwin is to re-sentence Ciccolini, the founder of Interval Brotherhood Home, on July 19th.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Ciccolini's attorney filed to have $3.5 million dollars in restitution Ciccolini was ordered to pay, be returned to him.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinatti ruled that Gwin didn't have the authority to order Ciccolini to make restitution of $3.5-million dollars to the Interval Brotherhood Home Foundation.
Father Sam Ciccolini founded the Interval Brotherhood Home in Coventry Township more than 40 years ago and directed the home and an alcohol and drug treatment center.
Before his sentencing "Father Sam" as he was affectionately called by his supporters, admitted to embezzling more than $1.2 million dollars from the IBH Foundation . He paid the money back to the foundation and avoided being officially charged with stealing the funds. Ciccolini drew the interest of investigators because he made more than 130 deposits of amounts just under $10,000 each to several local banks.