Ex-Maine Turnpike Head To Be Freed From Prison

Updated 10 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former head of the Maine Turnpike Authority convicted of what has been called one of the most egregious cases of public corruption in state history is due to be released from prison.

Paul Violette is due to be released from prison on Wednesday.

He has served less than 20 months of a 3½-year sentence and will spend the rest of his sentence, to be completed in early 2015, under home confinement.

The Portland Press Herald ( ) is reporting Violette will live with his older brother Dennis Violette in Orrington.

Violette was sentenced in 2012 for stealing as much as $230,000 from the authority from 2003 to 2010.

Once he’s out of prison, he must perform 1,500 hours of community service.


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