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March 25, 2016

Guilty Plea for Man Accused of Defrauding Sandy Hook Charity

The founder of a nonprofit that held marathons to raise money for residents in Newtown, Conn., following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has agreed to plead guilty of stealing money from the charity, reports the Associated Press.

Robert Bruce was charged last year with wire fraud after allegedly misusing money from his Nashville-based 26.4.26 Foundation, which raised $103,000 from runners. A co-founder of the charity went public in 2014 with accusations that Mr. Bruce could not account for about $73,000 of the money raised. The U.S. attorney’s office has not released details of the plea deal. Mr. Bruce will appear in federal court in Connecticut in May for a “change of plea” hearing, according to AP.