After Bishop Michael J. Bransfield was banished from his post as head of the Catholic Church in West Virginia, the church-owned residence he had lived in was put up for sale.
- Why do you think the diocese was willing to take a $3.4 Million Loss?
- Why do you think that the diocese did not hire a real estate agent, advertise the property’s sale online, or hold an open house?
- In addition to his home, what other excessive spending is attributed to Bishop Bransfield?
- Was this case considered a “fraud?” Why or why not?
Davis, A.C. (2019). Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion that sold for only $1.2 million. The Washington Post, Dec. 29 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/disgraced-bishop-spent-46-million-on-mansion-that-sold-for-only-12-million/2019/12/29/6d7ad002-225f-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html).