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Amistad Given More Time To Produce Documents

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s attorney general is giving the organization that owns the replica schooner Amistad until the end of the week to produce some financial documents.

The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/10eLibL ) Attorney General George Jepsen wants copies of the group’s application for reinstatement as a nonprofit organization and its audited financial reports.

The group lost its nonprofit status after failing to file federal tax returns for three consecutive years.

Jepsen’s involvement comes amid questions over the state’s continued funding of Amistad America, which no longer has a working website or offices.

The ship was built to help educated the public about the civil rights struggle of the slaves who took control of the original Amistad in 1839.

The replica is now in Maine, leased to a sail training organization.
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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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