Courts and Crime

A federal judge has awarded $1.1 million to a woman who says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a former Maine State Prison guard.

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Republican candidate for district attorney in Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties has violated several Maine bar rules, including unlawful conduct. Seth Carey will now face a hearing to consider whether any sanctions should be imposed, including possible disbarment.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man cleared of sexually assaulting his wife has reached a $375,000 settlement in his lawsuit against more than a dozen defendants.

Maine Public staff

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has ruled a Republican candidate for district attorney in Maine violated several state bar rules, including unlawful conduct stemming from unwanted sexual advances.

PORTLAND, Maine - A lobster boat captain charged in the death of two crew members is pleading guilty and facing four years in jail.

Maine Department of Corrections

A prisoner who walked away from the Mountain View Correctional Center in Charleston last Thursday has been taken into custody.  The Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office says Arnold Nash was found in the Charleston area at about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning.

CHARLESTON, Maine - Maine corrections officials say a convicted murderer serving a 45-year sentence has escaped from prison.

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Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce runs a jail. But in a recent Portland Press Herald op-ed, Joyce writes that too many people are behind bars.  And many of them, he says, are the wrong people.

Maine’s Midcoast, Hit Hard By Opioid Crisis, Wants Its Own Drug Court

Sep 10, 2018
Lauren Abbate / Bangor Daily News

Maine’s judicial branch is eyeing the midcoast as the future location of an expanded drug court that would offer an array of services to criminal defendants struggling with addiction.

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The Augusta Police Department says there is a highly lethal heroin supply that has surfaced in surrounding communities.

SACO, Maine - A Maine lobster wholesaler is suing one of its owners, claiming he embezzled nearly $1.5 million worth of lobsters.

ALFRED, Maine - The court case of a woman charged with driving onto a baseball field and hitting and killing a man has been pushed back.

WINTER HARBOR, Maine - Police in Maine say the two men who allegedly broke into a Winter Harbor home and killed a dog have turned themselves in to police.

Marina Villeneuve / AP Photo

The lawyer for John Williams – the man accused of killing Somerset County Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole this April – is asking a judge to suppress Williams’ confession. Williams was the subject of a four-day long manhunt following the discovery of Corporal Cole’s body near a house in Norridgewock, and, according to his attorney, he was badly beaten while in custody.

PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says a Kittery man has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 in fines and interest for illegally soliciting investors for a medical cannabis operation on Craigslist.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the commission says Richard J. Greenlaw raised about $500,000 from at least 59 investors across the country by offering securities in 20 cannabis-related businesses on the website although he was not registered with the SEC.