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Priest's Attorney Blasts Fitzgerald: "Couldn’t Find Any Rabbis or Nuns.”

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 22, 2011 9:00PM

Rev. Richard Klein
The attorney for Rev. Eugene Klein, who is accused of hiding a prized violin owned by notorious mobster Frank Calabrese, Sr. from being seized by authorities, had some nice words for his "friend," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, today.

Now that we don’t have a governor to prosecute, we can waste time and money on this,” Durkin said. “Apparently he couldn’t find any rabbis or nuns.”

(Emphasis ours.)

Durkin's comments read to us mainly as legal theater, but they certainly would be comfortable coming from the mouth of, say, Catholic League President Bill Donohue. We'd also hazard an educated guess that, were Klein a rabbi or a nun, he'd still be facing charges from the government.

Klein, by the way, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him today.