San Francisco real estate blog SocketSite has an update on the Bernie Ward story. His 3,000 sq. ft. Art Deco home went back to the bank last week. SocketSite reports that the Wards had "$1,203,000 in open loans and a few liens (including one to US District Court)." The home was up for auction on the courthouse steps Friday, but there were no bidders at $828,000.
August 2008, the former KGO Radio host was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison on child pornography charges. Under federal guidelines, Ward has to serve 85-percent of his sentence. The earliest he’ll get out is October 2014.
In past reports, we revealed how Ward faced complaints of sexual misconduct when he was a priest. And, we spoke with the woman at the center of the case, a rural housewife who met Ward online. She used the name SexFairy, and when Ward sent her an image of a child, she went to police.