AUGUSTA — The attorney general’s office says it won’t prosecute a northern Maine priest following allegations of possible embezzlement of parish funds.

The Roman Catholic Diocese announced in April that the Rev. James Nadeau had taken a leave from the St. John Vianney Parish in Fort Kent pending an investigation by the attorney general.

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The nature of the investigation wasn’t disclosed, but Nadeau’s attorneys said it didn’t involve allegations of sexual impropriety.

In a letter to Bishop Richard Malone, Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin said Monday there’s insufficient evidence to initiate a criminal prosecution.

Malone said although Nadeau won’t be prosecuted, a financial audit of the parish revealed a number of problems and lack of compliance with diocesan policies. Malone said Nadeau will remain on leave until Malone decides how to proceed.