Former Milwaukee-area priest pleads guilty to theft charge

MILWAUKEE -- James Dokos, a former Milwaukee-area priest accused of stealing from his church, entered a guilty plea to the theft charge on Monday, February 22nd.

Prosecutors and Dokos' attorney agreed to what is called a deferred judgment agreement. In other words, the court found Dokos guilty, but withheld entry of a judgment of conviction.

Dokos was ordered to pay back the money to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa -- which has apparently already done. Dokos must also complete 40 hours of community service and not have any brushes with the law for one year.

The case is set for review on February 22, 2017 -- to see if Dokos upheld his part of the deal.

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