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Scanlon's Lawyer Says She is 'Prepared'

Her next court date is Tues., Feb. 5 at Milford Superior Court.

The day after Shelton's ex-assistant finance director surrendered to an arrest warrant and was charged with 57 felonies, her lawyer was still mum on details regarding the case, but said that Sharon Scanlon is "prepared to go to court to answer the charges."

William F. Dow III, a New Haven-based criminal lawyer, described Scanlon as "a devoted mother and wife."

"She is very devoted to her family and has a lot of support from her family and throughout her large and wide circle of friends. She is prepared to go to court to answer the charges," he said.

Scanlon, 48, was released on a $100,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Milford Superior Court on Feb 5.

chris bailey January 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Granted innocent until proven guilty and all...but... her "devotion" to her family is negated by her complete and total disregard for her fellow citizens as well as her belief that she and her family deserve OUR money. Did her kid have some cancer that she needed to pay for? Not that it would make stealing OUR money right, but might give a motive that one could sympathizes with. I hold the common burglar in higher regard than a person placed in the public's trust who than steals from that same public. Hopefully this issue can be an impetus for change in our local government....When you are Mayor for a small town for over 20 years, and you don't have any idea that this is happening in your building it is time for you to go.
Susan January 25, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I believe she is "devoted". She was certainly devoted to stealing public funds.
samianne February 05, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Her 80 thousand dollar a year paycheck should be paid back. Along with her medical and all other benefits she has received.
Miguel February 06, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Is she preparing herself for jail?? I sure hope so....
TJ February 21, 2013 at 05:52 PM
They had a manual check writing system, are you kidding me, this is 2013. Not only did the auditors not find the missing funds they let her manage the cash, bank reconciliations and check writing. Hello, did they ever hear of segregation of duties. They should be sued. They are obviously imcompetent. How about the Finance Director, must have been working very hard every day waiting for his retirement. How about updating the City's financial systems, they seem to have a good tax base to pay for it. This is so ridiculous, where did the 900k go. No family or friends saw any of it. Tell them I have a bridge they can buy.

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