AUGUSTA — The state has dismissed charges of forgery, theft and accepting kickbacks against former Chelsea Selectwoman Carole Swan so that she will face more far-reaching federal charges.

Acting District Attorney Alan Kelley filed a dismissal in Kennebec County Superior Court on Monday.

“The conduct we indicted her on is clearly contained in the federal indictment,” Kelley said. “That supersedes our charges.”

Swan, 53, was indicted July 27 by a grand jury in Kennebec County on charges of aggravated forgery Feb. 1, 2011; attempted theft from the town Feb. 3, 2011; and two counts of improper compensation for services between Sept. 24, 2009, and Jan. 25, 2010.

On Feb. 29, a federal grand jury indicted Swan on 17 separate charges and indicted her husband, contractor Marshall Swan, 54, on 10 charges.

Maximum prison sentences and fines are higher on the federal charges. Carole Swan faces maximum penalties of 20 years in prison on some of the federal charges. Marshall Swan faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on some of his federal charges.

Both Swans were arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court and pleaded not guilty to all counts.