Former Chelsea Selectwoman Found Guilty of Extortion

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Former Chelsea selectwoman Carole Swan has been found guilty, on three counts of extortion.

According to her attorney Leonard Sharon, she was released on bail Tuesday night with some added conditions.

The 55-year-old was accused of trying to take $20,000 in kickbacks from a road contractor while she was in office.

She claims she was investigating Frank Monroe for fraud and collected some of that money with a plan to hand it over to the district attorney’s office.

The case was handed over to the jury late Tuesday afternoon.

Deliberations lasted 5 and a half hours after closing statements.

In July, Swan was convicted of tax fraud and lying to obtain workers compensation benefits.

She faces up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for each of the three counts against her.

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