A man accused of wrongdoing while working for a mail order pharmacy run by the Penobscot Indian Nation pleaded guilty Friday.Reginald Gracie Jr., 40, admitted to taking kickbacks and filing false tax returns.In 2006 he was promoted to pharmacist-in-charge for the mail order drug service Pin RX.Gracie faces up to thirteen years in prison and could be fined millions of dollars.He awaits sentencing.
According to the Maine Medical Examiner’s office, Robert Dellairo, who police say was involved in a home invasion in Hermon Thursday morning, died from a gunshot wound to the pelvis.Police say three people forced their way into an apartment in the Duran Apartments near the Bangor-Hermon line.
The University of Maine chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is hosting a bike ride in memory of a brother.Cycle for Life is an event where people donate ten bucks to ride stationary bikes a half hour at a time.Last year, they raised about 25-hundred dollars.
A Charleston man who’s already a registered sex offender in Maine is facing new charges.Carey Gonyer was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the production of pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.The 43-year-old Gonyer was indicted in December by the Penobscot County grand jury on 10 counts of sexual abuse of a minor in related incidents.The state and federal charges involve one male victim who was 15 years old when the alleged crimes took place.The Bangor Daily News reports that Gonyer was sentenced in U.S.
A former Gardiner city councilor is facing charges after allegedly firing several shots from a high-powered rifle at his ex-girlfriend’s truck as she stood nearby.Police say Allie Vigue, 58, was charged with aggravated reckless conduct and criminal mischief in connection with the Wednesday night shooting.
A Maine state lawmaker thinks public employees convicted of crimes should forfeit their state pensions.Alna Republican Les Fossel has proposed legislation that would put Maine in line with at least 15 other states.He tells Maine Today Media the bill addresses crimes that bring prison sentences of at least five years.
A supplemental budget proposal aimed at closing a $120 million shortfall won approval Thursday night in the Maine House before being placed in limbo by the Maine Senate, where Democrats defeated the proposal.Senate President Kevin Raye, a Republican, blasted Democrats who voted against the bill, accusing them of “playing Russian Roulette with the Department of Health and Human Services budget” and putting at risk “Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.””It is disappointing that 12 Senate Democrats broke with Senate Republicans, House Democrats and House Republicans and that the prospect of the Department of Health and Human Services running out of money in April is now back on the table,” he said.Supporters had hoped for final approval Thursday night to send the bill to Gov.
State Police say one person is dead after an attempted home invasion at an apartment at the Duran Apartments near the Bangor-Hermon line.According to police, two unidentified men were home at the time, one of whom shot Robert Dellairo, 30, and Philip McIntyre, 19, both from Bangor, when they entered the apartment.After fleeing the scene, police say the suspects took themselves to two Bangor hospitals.
It was a meet and greet of sorts at the Seadog in Bangor Thursday night for those interested in taking a really long bike ride.The “Trek Across Maine” is set to take place this summer.The 180 mile, three day bike ride is put on by the American Lung Association.The groups goal is to prevent lung disease and promote healthy air.While peddling for a 180 miles might seem impossible, organizers say it’s not so hard.the ride will start in Newry on june 15th and end in Belfast on the 17th.For more information, you can log onto http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/new-england/events/cycle/trek-across-maine/
A North Anson business owner is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can help find the thieves who broke into his business.Fifty-thousand dollars worth of tools and lumber were taken from the North Anson Log Yard.Manager David Ames says equipment was damaged too.He says the lumber was the biggest loss.