Kennebec Journal article stating the FBI's Augusta field office could soon be involved in the ongoing investigation of Chelsea Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Carole Swan is a very positive sign that investigators are leaving no stones unturned.
This is a very good thing.
Some may have questioned last week's decision not to bring the case to the grand jury as soon as possible, but the rationale behind it was sound.
As I surmised last week, this is potentially a much larger and more complicated case than the initial charges leading to Swan's arrest indicate.
With questions about possible misappropriation of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster funds surfacing, this case is raised to much more serious level - one that could have far-reaching consequences for Carole Swan, her husband Marshall and his business, Marshall Swan Construction, as well as others directly involved with them.
I am not privy to the details of the Kennebec County Sheriff's Department's ongoing investigation, nor should I or anyone else be at this point. That information will be shared with Chelsea's residents and property owners in due time.
What I do know is that lead investigator Det. David Bucknam, Sheriff Randall Liberty and others in the department are taking a thorough, methodical approach to gathering evidence for use in supporting the current charges, bringing possible additional charges and arriving at a comprehensive resolution in a court of law.