Priest from Saint Joseph?s Church in Mendham resigns amid controversy
Police say Reverend Philip Briganti of Saint Joseph?s Church in Mendham resigned because he was being blackmailed.
According to police, Reverend Briganti sent an embarrassing photograph to someone over the internet. A third paryt somehow got hold of the photograph and asked the reverend for hush money.
Police are considering Briganti the victim of extortion and are looking for the person who contacted him. According to the Diocese, Briganti's resignation has been accepted and a replacement will be assigned next week.