Pa. attorney general wants Hershey School board changes

    The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is seeking the resignation of three board members at the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged children.

    The resignations would amount to an overhaul of the 10-member board that runs one of the nation’s richest charities, the Inquirer reported.

    According to a letter obtained by the newspaper, the attorney general’s office is asking the Hershey Trust to reduce board compensation and wants members to pay for a conflict-of-interest investigation.

    A spokesman for the office said the letter pertains to a 2013 settlement agreement over an investigation into the costly purchase of a golf course to serve as buffer zone for the private boarding school.

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    The Hershey School is the sole beneficiary of the trust’s $12 billion in assets. The charity owns HersheyPark and a controlling interest in the Hershey chocolate-manufacturing company.

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