State's Attorney: No Evidence of Fraud in Parmelee Farm Case

The state's attorney's office has thrown out a complaint from two Killingworth residents who claimed that officials defrauded the town.


The state's attorney's office has thrown out a complaint filed by two Killingworth residents earlier this year accusing town officials of keeping information about Parmelee Farm "secret."

In a letter sent to resident Michael Board dated June 12, Middlesex State’s Attorney Peter McShane said, “There are a lot of questions raised by your complaint and there is no evidence that any of our criminal statutes have been violated.”

Board, with assistance from former First Selectman Gerald Lucas, filed the complaint in February alleging that the Board of Selectmen violated the town charter when it signed, in 2010, a 99-year, $1 per year lease with the  for the historic farmhouse at Parmelee. The pair also accused officials of withholding critical information about the lease deal during a December 2011 town meeting, during which .

But after what he described as a 'careful review' of the complaint by his office and the Connecticut State Police, McShane said "the level of conduct described does not rise to the level of criminal prosecution."

"I’m especially glad for the sake of all the good people who were subjected to Board and Lucas’s insinuations," First Selectman Cathy Iino said.

Ed Ricciuti June 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Much ado about nothing. Except that it cost time, energy and money. (What, no Watchdog press release?) Ed Ricciuti
KAL June 19, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Can we get onto some real business now? This whole thing was a farce.
Michelle Becker June 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Wow! What a shock! Our beloved and elected officials were implementing the citizen's expressed will! Hmmm. Can we think of some other ways to waste money by giving credence to those who are mentally unhinged? Let's see.....


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