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Lawyer accused of embezzlement in will of Oxford estate

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NEW HAVEN, (AP) -

A Woodbury lawyer has been charged with fraud on accusations he embezzled more than $1.8 million from the estate of an Oxford woman who died in 2010.

Peter M. Clark was co-executor of Oxford resident Miriam Strong's will. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the 57-year-old Clark defrauded Strong between February 2006 and March 2015. Court documents say her estate was worth about $3.4 million.

Strong, who never married and had no children, left $1.6 million for scholarships for Oxford students, $821,000 for a new library and $821,000 to buy open space.

Court documents say Clark used the money to pay bills and buy property and an all-terrain vehicle.

It wasn't known Friday if he's represented by a lawyer and he doesn't have a listed phone number.

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