My error - he is the Director of Finance and QPA
I can tell you from my years as a reporter that salivating over possible scandal may be standard practice for critics of elected officials, but a person could be soaked with drool before the FBI tells exactly what is going on and who will pay a price.
"We can neither confirm nor deny ..." is a phrase I heard often when making calls to an FBI spokesperson.
There was a case years ago involving a prominent Plainfielder where months went by before an outcome. The person in question had been caught in an FBI sting operation and the word on the street was that his arrest was a tactic to catch even more prominent people. He did become one of the first guests at a brand-new federal prison and served time. When he got out, he was honored with a $400-a-plate dinner, apparently for not giving up the bigger fish the FBI was really trying to net.
The FBI has also raided Plainfield City Hall under various mayors with no one ever being charged, let alone sent to prison. If the seized documents lead to a strong case, it will go forward. If not, nothing happens.
An investigation can target current officials or prior office holders. The only way to find out who did what is to wait for the FBI to say so. I have often joked that one of Plainfield's favorite sports is jumping to conclusions, so those who are all a-flutter with frissons of joy at someone's possible misfortune may just have to keep calm and carry on about something else while the FBI operates at its own pace.