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Plastic Surgery Pastor Gets Probation For Choosing Good Looks Over God

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Photo: Rev. William Blasingame.

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) They call him Friar Nip-and-Tuck.

And now a New York pastor has been ordered to serve five years probation for dipping into his church's coffers to pay for his for plastic surgery bills.

There is only one wrinkle.

The Rev. William Blasingame also must repay more than $84,000 to St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church on Staten Island.

He used money earmarked for the needy and the upkeep of church grounds to pay for personal luxuries, including fancy suits, tens of thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery and Botox treatments.

The cutest clergyman pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny in September. He could have faced 15 years in prison if convicted at trial.

His lawyer says Blasingame is "very sorry."


  • Ryan Smith

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