The federal government is launching an investigation into a Nashville organization that was trying to help victims in Newtown.

The group called 26.4.26 is accused of mishandling funds and losing $70,000. The organization raised more than $100,000 to help victims of last year's school shooting that killed 26 people.

Only $30,000 reached the victims, and the group is not sure what happened to the rest of it.

The investigation comes after the group filed a complaint with the Tennessee attorney general's office and the FBI. Both Tennessee and Connecticut's top attorneys are also investigating.

The group's founder says she is embarrassed that she is not sure what happened to the money.

In a statement she said, "We fought so hard to do good and in the end the group was taken advantage of and for that we are sorry."

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