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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.

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