Chelsea Selectwoman’s Request to Withhold Statements to Police Rejected 

A federal judge has rejected a former Chelsea town officials’ efforts to keep statements she made to police out of her fraud trial.Carole Swan is accused of extorting money from a contractor while she served as a selectwoman, and she’s accused of inflating the cost of road projects awarded to her husband.She also faces fraud charges related to income taxes and federal workers compensation benefits.The judge questioned Swan’s claims that she’s functionally illiterate and can’t read or write, which swan planned to use as part of her defense.