Official: State police probe missing $1.8M donated to town

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:06 AM

OXFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top elected officer in a Connecticut town says state police are investigating an attorney over the disappearance of $1.8 million intended to fund scholarships, a new library and open space acquisition.

The Republican-American reports (http://bit.ly/1Mu00xN ) that Oxford First Selectman George R. Temple said Wednesday much of the money is gone and the town is trying to recoup it. It was left to the town by resident Miriam Strong, who died in 2010 at age 85.

He says Woodbury attorney Peter Clark, an executor of Strong's estate, is being investigated.

Clark's lawyer, William Stevens, says his client self-reported an incident of impropriety to the probate court. He says he cannot discuss the matter because it's being investigated.

A retired probate court judge has been appointed executor and directed to determine how much money is left.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com