by STAFF | Mar 12, 2013 11:19 am | Comments (0)
The former Shelton official accused of stealing more than $900,000 from taxpayers pleaded not guilty to the charges at Superior Court in Milford Tuesday (March 12).
A judge continued the case against the official — Sharon Scanlon, the city’s assistant finance director until she resigned last August — to April 23.
Scanlon stands accused of a single count of first-degree larceny and 56 counts of first-degree forgery. She posted $100,000 bond in the case after her arrest in January.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 1, 2013 1:11 am | Comments (0)
The City of Shelton wants to know where Sharon Scanlon’s money is — and whether she’s been shifting it around since allegations surfaced last year that she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers.
The city has a civil lawsuit pending against Scanlon. It was filed in September, weeks after Scanlon, formerly the city’s assistant finance director, resigned under a threat of termination by Mayor Mark Lauretti, while a criminal investigation into the alleged theft was underway.
On Feb. 25, Ramon Sous, Shelton’s assistant corporation counsel, filed a motion in the civil case at Superior Court in Milford asking a judge to order Scanlon to disclose, under oath, property she owns or has an interest in, and any debts due her.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 5, 2013 10:16 pm | Comments (5)
Armed with not much more than a sneaking suspicion, two finance clerks in Shelton City Hall triggered an investigation that eventually saw their boss charged with stealing more than $900,000 from taxpayers over 11 years.
The clerks’ former supervisor, Sharon Scanlon, was the city’s assistant finance director.
by Ethan Fry | Feb 5, 2013 12:52 pm | Comments (3)
A police affidavit in the case against former Shelton Assistant Finance Director Sharon Scanlon alleges she took more than $900,000 from city taxpayers over 11 years.
Scanlon appeared at Superior Court in Derby Tuesday, where the case charging her with stealing money from Shelton taxpayers and depositing it into her personal account was transferred to Milford court, where more serious criminal cases are heard.
Scanlon’s appearance Tuesday — the first time she has appeared in court — lasted less than a minute (see video).
by Ethan Fry | Jan 24, 2013 12:16 pm | Comments (0)
Sharon Scanlon never lived the high life, her defense attorney said Thursday.
Scanlon, the former assistant finance director for the City of Shelton, surrendered Wednesday to state police after learning they had obtained a warrant charging her with 57 felonies in connection to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city.
The precise dollar amount was not mentioned in the police press release and the warrant has yet to be made public.
William F. Dow III, who defended disgraced former Gov. John Rowland on corruption charges in 2009, is no stranger to cases in which people in power are accused of improperly using their positions to enrich themselves — and neither is the Valley.
by STAFF | Jan 23, 2013 4:49 pm | Comments (0)
Sharon Scanlon, the former assistant finance director for the City of Shelton, surrendered to state police Wednesday afternoon on charges of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.
Scanlon, 48, was charged with a single count of first-degree larceny and 56 counts of first-degree forgery at Troop I in Bethany.
She posted a $100,000 bond in the case and was released. She will appear at Superior Court in Milford Feb. 5.
by Ethan Fry | Sep 24, 2012 10:45 am | Comments (6)
A judge on Monday approved a request from the City of Shelton to attach $348,416 worth of former assistant finance director Sharon Scanlon’s assets to a lawsuit the city will file claiming she stole at least that much from taxpayers.
Scanlon’s lawyer, William F. Dow III, agreed to the request, saying the city would have won a hearing on the issue.
by Ethan Fry | Sep 18, 2012 4:47 pm | Comments (0)
The former Shelton finance official the city has accused of stealing at least $348,616 from taxpayers has retained a lawyer.
William F. Dow III filed an appearance on behalf of the official, Sharon Scanlon, on Monday, according to court records.
Dow has handled a number of high-profile corruption cases in Connecticut. A biography on his firm’s website says his “practice focuses on criminal and white collar defense in both state and federal courts.”
by Ethan Fry | Sep 12, 2012 12:42 pm | Comments (0)
The City of Shelton says former finance director Sharon Scanlon took “at least” $348,416 in public money in part by depositing city checks into her personal accounts without authority.
The information comes from 25 pages of documents a city lawyer filed last week at Superior Court in Milford.
The documents say the city is about to commence a lawsuit against Scanlon and asks a judge to attach her Crescent Drive home to the case to secure the $348,416 she allegedly took.
by Ethan Fry | Aug 31, 2012 1:16 pm | Comments (0)
Investigators from the state police and an auditor were in the City of Shelton’s finance office Friday.
Five state police detectives emerged from the finance office about 12:30 p.m. One was carrying a computer with “evidence” tape on it. Another had bags of documents.
No one offered comment.