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Ex-chairman of gubernatorial campaign faces larceny charge

Kyle Lyddy

NORWALK  — The former chairman of independent Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel’s campaign has appeared in court on a larceny charge.

The Hartford Courant reports that 31-year-old Kyle Lyddy, of Danbury, did not enter a plea Monday. Lyddy was charged with misappropriating $500,000 from the Norwalk marketing company where he worked.

Prosecutors say Lyddy used Match Marketing credit cards to pay for a cruise, hotel stays and other expenses.

He is free on bond. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

Lyddy resigned as Griebel’s campaign chairman before he was charged.

He had served until April as the head of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, which was responsible for creating a memorial for students and teachers who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.