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Vt. college sues dead administrator's estate

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - More than a year after the former acting president of Southern Vermont College apparently committed suicide after learning of embezzlement allegations against him, the college is suing his estate for $1.4 million.

The Bennington Banner reports SVC seeks to hold James Beckwith's estate accountable for costs incurred by a lawsuit filed by several developers against the school, who say he intentionally scrapped a dormitory project. A hearing is scheduled Thursday.

Beckwith was found dead Feb. 20, 2013, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A forfeiture complaint was filed; an agreement was reached between federal prosecutors and his wife over bank accounts and the couple's home.

Beckwith, the college's chief financial officer, was acting president in 2013 while current president Karen Gross worked for the U.S. Department of Education.

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