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Trial set for former CR veterans memorial director

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP)--The city of Cedar Rapids' former veterans memorial director is scheduled to stand trial in October after being accused of improperly spending money and accepting improper pay.

Fifty-four-year-old Gary Craig is charged with felonious misconduct in office.

The city's Veterans Memorial Commission put Craig on leave in October 2007 and asked the state auditor's office to look into his handling of money. Craig resigned March 1, 2008, citing job stress. He was arrested the same month.

The auditor's report tied Craig to $10,178 in improper spending. It says he has repaid $6,800.

Trial is scheduled for Oct. 19 in Linn County District Court.

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