The governor of New York's top aide, Charles J. O'Byrne, a former Jesuit priest, has resigned after revelations that he failed to pay state or federal taxes for five years -- about $300,000 worth. His lawyer blames the failure on a pyschological condition "that causes people to not file their taxes."
O'Byrne is a Kennedy family friend and presided at the wedding -- and later funeral -- of John F. Kennedy Jr.
O'Byrne is also openly homosexual, left the Jesuits in 2001 and now is a practicing Episcopalian. He left practice in corporate law in 1988 to study for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York but was expelled from the seminary. He entered the Jesuits the following year. He has described being a priest as his "earliest ambition."
His now-former boss, Governor David A. Paterson, was also raised Catholic (and supports abortion and same-sex marriage), and The Times describes their "unusually close relationship" in ministerial language.