In brief: Former priest headed to prison

A former Los Angeles priest at the center of Cardinal Roger Mahony’s unsuccessful attempts to keep archdiocese personnel files from county prosecutors was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for molesting a young boy two decades ago.

George Miller, 70, pleaded guilty in December to molesting the child between 1988 and 1989 and admitted sexually abusing at least three other boys after the archdiocese received its first complaint about him in 1977.

“My family trusted you to teach me the ways of the Lord, not the ways of hell,” one of the victims, now in his 30s, told Miller in a trembling voice in the courtroom.

Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig ordered Miller taken into custody immediately after the sentencing.

Tampa, Fla.

Nadel ordered held without bond

Despite drawing repeated comparisons to the house arrest of Bernard Madoff, attorneys for a Florida hedge fund manager accused of losing millions of dollars in client investments were unable to persuade a judge Friday to offer him similar confinement as he awaits trial on federal securities and wire fraud.

After a nearly four-hour hearing in Tampa federal court, the judge ordered 76-year-old Arthur Nadel held without bond. The U.S. Attorney’s Office argued Nadel earned millions in management fees over the years, much of it still unaccounted for, and that he couldn’t be trusted to return to court.

They pointed to his disappearance on Jan. 14, just as a partner insisted that an outside accountant review their books and in anticipation that his assets would be frozen.

From wire reports

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