Maine Supreme Court Justice to Decide on Suspension for Hancock County Prosecutor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

A justice for the state’s highest court will have the final say on whether to suspend a prosecutor from Hancock County – and, if so, for how long. The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar recommended Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett be suspended for violating seven rules of the bar. 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 was 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, and suppressed evidence.One member of the Maine Supreme Court will hold a hearing on Kellett’s conduct and decide if she should be suspended.A date for that hearing has not been set yet. We tried to contact Kellett and Carletta Bassano, the Hancock County District Attorney, for a comment but have not heard back.


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