Federal police probe Greek American Church about $15 million gone missing

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American Federal Police have now become involved in the resurrection of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in New York on 9/11.

According to reports, $80,000 million has been given towards the churches reconstruction and from that, at least $15 million has gone missing and the Feds want to know where the money has gone.

The US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is probing the project’s finances and those of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, according to The National Herald.

The project is funded by tens of millions of dollars in private donations and although the project’s price was initially budgeted for $30 million it has now soared to $80 million, with work coming to a standstill in December, when the Archdiocese was unable to pay the contractor.

The domed structure, made of the same Greek marble mined to build the Parthenon, is set to replace St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which stood on Cedar Street until the 2001 terror attacks and was meant to open in 2016.

What was supposed to be the new face of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, is now being referred to as an "embarrassment" as the church is now facing federal and state probes.

The Archdiocese is apparently denying $15 million has gone missing.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.