Agents search home of night-clubbing priest

August 27, 2009 5:38:06 AM PDT
Pennsylvania insurance fraud agents have raided the health care business of an Episcopal priest under investigation by the Bethlehem diocese amid allegations of extravagant night-clubbing. Agents on Tuesday removed file cabinets and other records from NewLife Home Care Inc. in Pittston, Luzerne County, the private business of the Rev. Gregory Malia.

Attorney general's office spokesman Kevin Harley said the agents were with the Insurance Fraud Division. He declined to comment further.

Malia has been under scrutiny by his church since December reports in The New York Daily News depicted him as a denizen of Manhattan's hottest clubs and a big spender who leaves five-figure tips.

Malia has said his presence at clubs is an outgrowth of his fundraising and business activities.


Information from: The Morning Call,