Judge's order halts man seeking to build veterans museum
CONCORD - A judge is temporarily shutting down a Manchester man's effort to build a veterans' museum after the state attorney general said he violated several rules governing charitable organizations.
The attorney general was granted a temporary injunction on Monday, saying Henry Pratte's effort to establish the museum across from the state veterans' cemetery in Boscawen has been troubled since he began asking for money and military artifacts in 2009.
The state's Charitable Trusts Unit said Pratte doesn't own the land where the museum is proposed and was seeking donations for three years without registering. It says he also failed to submit required reports.
A 2014 report showed no revenues or expenses and listed as board members three men who swore they had quit the board.
Pratte declined to comment on Monday.