Jury Finds Carole Swan Guilty on Three Counts

Updated 1 year ago

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

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

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

She claims she was investigating the contractor for fraud and collected some of that money with a plan to hand it over to authorities.

The case was sent to the jury late Tuesday afternoon.

Deliberations lasted 5-and-a-half-hours.

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 of the three extortion counts.

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