December 3, 2020
Church 'bishop' handed prison term
RIVERSIDE--The self-proclaimed bishop of a small Riverside County church is headed to prison for two years.

Anthony Garduno was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to felony drug and stolen weapons charges.

Garduno, 51, was arrested in December after a search of the Our Lady of Tepeyac Church in Home Gardens turned up evidence that he was selling illegal drugs.

Last September, the defrocked Catholic priest survived a church shooting by five men who attempted to rob him. They have yet to stand trial. (INT)
Story Date: March 3, 2010
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