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Mistrial Declared In Red Cross Embezzlement Trial Of East Hartford Woman

Mistrial Declared In Red Cross Embezzlement Trial Of East Hartford Woman

MIDDLETOWN — Newly disclosed evidence has prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the case of a former American Red Cross official accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Journal Inquirer reported that Superior Court Judge David Gold declared the mistrial Tuesday after hundreds of pages of emails involving the Red Cross' internal investigation of the embezzlement allegations were disclosed. The discovery of the emails raised the possibility of more delays in the trial.

Diane Williams of East Hartford is accused of embezzling money by increasing her pay when she was finance director of the Middlesex Central Connecticut Chapter of the...

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