Miami priest accused of trying to deport wife's ex

Father Cutie
Father Cutie

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

MIAMI (WFLX) - An illegal immigrant from Indonesia is suing a former Catholic priest and TV star claiming the priest sought to have him deported to protect his wife from scandal.

Maxi Paulus Ratunuman claims he was arrested June 6 on false trespassing charges by an off-duty police officer who provided security for the Rev. Alberto Cutie. Ratunuman, who overstayed a tourist visa, was in a Miami jail Thursday.

Ratunuman says he is the ex of Cutie's wife Ruhama Bune Canales.

He says the three conspired to get him out of the picture because he was asking for money Canales owned him.

Cutie joined the Episcopal Church last month. He married Canales Tuesday. A telephone message left for Cutie at his new church was not immediately returned Thursday.