Suspension Issued for Hancock County Prosecutor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar is recommending that a Hancock County prosecutor accused of violating nine rules of the Maine Bar be suspended. Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett appeared before the Board in October in connection with a case she prosecuted in 2009.Vladek Filler was convicted of sexually assaulting his wife, but was cleared two years later by a judge who ruled evidence had been left out of the trial and Kellett made improper statements to the jury.Filler said he never received evidence he requested from the state.The Board decided, among other things, Kellett engaged in conduct unworthy of an attorney, failed to timely disclose evidence, suppressed evidence and engaged in prejudicial conduct.The length of the suspension is not known. Kellet can either accept the suspension or appeal it to Maine Supreme Court.


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