Thursday, March 1, 2012

Swans' federal indictments are nice, but convictions will bring justice for Chelsea

Karma has a way of showing up if one is patient and willing to wait for her.

She made an appearance this morning in Portland, Maine in the form of 32 federal grand jury indictments collectively against former Chelsea Selectwoman Carole Swan and her husband Marshall.

And it was nice to see her.

With the exception of the Swans, their family and friends, those who have benefited from their financial kindnesses over the years and the tragically misinformed, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in our small town who believes the couple isn't guity of the federal and state charges against them - and possibly many more that may never see the light of day.

I don't belong to any of the groups listed above.

And I haven't wavered in my initial belief that Carole Swan and her husband played the town - and the federal government - to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars lining their pockets through a calculated system of alleged criminal activity.

Activity that occurred - over and over and over again - until last February's sting operation flipped on the bright lights of a local and federal investigation that sent the cockroaches scurrying behind an incredulous story of Carole Swan's own personal sting operation against contractor Frank Monroe.

My allegience, in the case of the Swans, is to the "99 percent" who expect to see a future return of karma in the form of convictions.

And only with convictions, any restitution our town can recover after the feds have been repaid and federal jail time for both Carole and Marshall Swan will justice be served.

These steps are necessary in the rebuilding of a town that has been duped harshly for nearly two decades.

A town that now bears deep and long-lasting financial scars from the actions of a couple whose facade of "community service" was obliterated by an obscene greed fueled by excessive arrogance.

So karma - whereever you are - thanks for coming!

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. 

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