State Officials File Suit Against Charity Director
HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) – The Attorney General’s office and the Department of Consumer Protection charge that the executive director of the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation, used scholarship money for personal expenses — including dog daycare and grooming. a personal trainer, and for cash withdrawals and payments to at least one personal credit card account.
Attorney General George Jepsen and DCP Commissioner William Rubenstein say they plan to file a civil complaint against Muriel Hurley-Carter, and will move to dissolve the foundation, after their investigation found the foundation had no assets left. They also want an injunction preventing her from having a role in the finances of any charitable organization in Connecticut.
The announcement came the same day a the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced it will create a new scholarship honoring the longtime Weaver High School coach and administrator.
The Doc Hurley Classic basketball tournament, organized as a fundraising event in 1975, was not held in 2013 because of lack of insurance.