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Mar 25, 2016 1:36 PM

Nearly $73,000 raised by Gilford marathon for Sandy Hook victims spent by Tennessee man

GILFORD - Charity money raised during the 2013 marathon in Gilford to go towards the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was spent by a Tennessee man for his own personal use.

According to the Concord Monitor, about $73,000 of the $103,000 raised by the charity was unaccounted for, where $31,000 was known to have been donated to a Tennesse charity called the 26.4.26 Foundation.

The charity's founder has agreed to plead guilty to stealing money that was supposed to go to the people of Newtown, Conn., after the shooting at an elementary school when a gunman killed 20 children and six educators in 2012.

Robert Bruce, of Nashville, Tenn. is scheduled to appear in court in Hartford, Conn., on May 12 to enter a guilty plea.

The Gilford race held four months after the elementary school shooting, drew teams of teachers from across New Hampshire and New England.

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