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John Paul Funes

FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO, OUR LADY OF THE LAKE FOUNDATION

John Paul Funes was the president and CEO of the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation from 2007 to 2019. The foundation conducted fundraising for the hospital, raising money for projects like the new OLOL Children’s Hospital. In March 2019, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System released a report alleging Funes diverted $810,000 in donations for his own use. He pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering in June 2019 and four months later was sentenced to 33 months in prison and a $50,000 fine. According to a bill of information, he defrauded the foundation from 2012 to September 2018, causing a loss of more than $550,000.

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OLOL wants to move forward following Funes sentencing 

Following the sentencing of former employee John Paul Funes, Our Lady of the Lake officials are ready to move on and put the scandal behind them.
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John Paul Funes sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for OLOL theft

John Paul Funes, the former chief fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $800,000 from the hospital’s foundation.

Riegel: Tell the full John Paul Funes scandal story 

In June, former hospital fundraiser John Paul Funes pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $550,000 from the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation,...
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Riegel: We can handle the truth about John Paul Funes

In June, former hospital fundraiser John Paul Funes pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $550,000 from the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation,...

John Paul Funes sentencing set for Oct. 17

Former hospital fundraiser John Paul Funes is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17 for stealing $550,000 from the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation,...