Cynthia Diaz, the now-former clerk and treasurer in Coventry, admitted in civil court this week to destroying a thumb drive containing records of the town’s finances. Diaz still has not faced criminal charges over town officials' suspicions that she embezzled roughly $1.4 million in public funds.
Reporter Dan Schwartz posted his last dispatch from the Northeast Kingdom town this week. In it, he describes how the Selectboard's Scott Morley fought to get control of town functions out of Diaz's hands. Still, Morley and others wonder why numerous investigators have not been able to build a case against her. On this week's podcast, Dan tells us what he's learned since we last spoke about the town.