I have had several comments sent both anonymously and confidentially that "this will not end well for Tony," and I have been fielding this kind of information for two years.
At first I thought the comments only inferred that his past would be finally exposed and he would be unceremoniously deposed. But two more confidential emails after I posted frenchie's recent comment (copied below) have confirmed that a possible plan to throw Tony "under the bus," may not be a figure of speech.
At the top, the NCW is a syndicate, a money-laundering syndicate and a gang of thugs (just look at who they make their "catechists" on the local level).
There is blackmail here, through and through, and Apuron has no way of untangling himself. It has been known for awhile that he has "failed." No one was supposed to know about the Deed Restriction until he was dead or gone or both. No one was supposed to get wise to the real goings-on at RMS, but Presbyter Louie couldn't keep his mouth shut (ahem), and Wadeson got careless.
Even with that they might have gotten away with it, but they themselves got too greedy when they went after Santa Barbara and the Cathedral. They had no idea that some amongst the laity would rise up. We were supposed to sit down, shut up, and obey. There wasn't supposed to be a blog, especially one that posts actual documentation of their lie after lie and theft after theft.
Apuron has known for awhile that he is not "loved" by the NCW, he is only useful. They baited him with their fawning, with their applause, with their strokes. He was easy prey. But now that he is no longer useful...he knows he's in trouble...and Rome is the least of his worries.
Maybe by exposing a possible plot here, we may make Kiko's thugs think twice. We want Apuron back healthy enough to sign on the dotted line and to set things right. However, this may be precisely the reason Kiko's thugs don't want him to come back. As Frenchie says, it allows Pius the Putrid to buy time. Even now The Putrid is on a plane...to somewhere.
P.S. Those of you who know "frenchie," or even if you have only been following his comments, know that he has access to real intel in the highest halls of power. This isn't a joke.