For Immediate Release
October 20, 2008
Assistant Attorney General Jane E. Young, Senior
Assistant Attorney General James T. Boffetti
(603) 271-3671, (603) 724-0174
New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announces that the Hillsborough County Grand Jury has charged Manchester City Clerk Carol Johnson with two counts of official oppression under RSA 643:1, a misdemeanor. The charges allege that Ms. Johnson, in her official capacity as the City Clerk of Manchester, refrained from performing a duty of her office in that, when she discovered that Shawn Hanagan stole fees paid to the city, she failed to immediately fire Shawn Hanagan, allowed him to continue to receive payments on behalf of the city, and failed to take steps to ensure that no additional money was stolen. At the time of the alleged offenses, Shawn Hanagan was an employee of the City Clerk's office and the license enforcement inspector for the city. Shawn Hanagan is Carol Johnson's nephew.
An arraignment will be scheduled in the Hillsborough County Superior Court in the next two to four weeks.
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