Courts and Crime

LIVERMORE, Maine - Maine State Police investigators have searched a Livermore property looking for evidence that could lead to finding a woman who has been missing since 1986.

It’s been 28 years since the state of Maine agreed in Superior Court to provide adequate mental health services to Mainers. The court master in the case now says that while the state has made progress, it has not yet met its promises.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man convicted in his infant son's death 39 years ago is going to prison.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court says a six-month suspension was too lenient for a lawyer who engaged in sex acts with a client and who was previously suspended over money laundering charges.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday set aside attorney Gary Prolman's punishment, saying it "substantially minimizes the seriousness'' of his conduct. The court said his punishment at a minimum should require him to seek reinstatement to the bar.

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Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has joined 15 other Republican leaders across the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that companies can fire their workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Two Biddeford men face federal hate crime charges for allegedly assaulting an African-American man in a 7-Eleven parking lot in April. The Department of Justice says Maurice Diggins and Dusty Leo were indicted by a grand jury Monday.

The indictment alleges that while the victim was walking across the parking lot, Diggins and Leo drove up in a pickup truck at high speed. One of them yelled “who’re you eyeballing?” and then used a racial slur.

Donald Clark, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Maine, describes what happened next.

More than a dozen people arrested at the Maine governor's mansion for trespassing this spring could have their cases go to trial.

The treasurer of a long-standing agricultural fair was arrested Friday and charged with embezzlement.

Lawyer For Prominent Maine Developer Sued Over Alleged $50 Million Fraud

Aug 24, 2018
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

The legal bramble around an embattled former Maine businessman has grown a new shoot, entangling a prominent Portland law firm.

A.J. Higgins / Maine Public

A Superior Court judge took the unusual step Tuesday of calling about a dozen jurors into his courtroom to find out why they ignored requests to report for jury duty earlier this month.

Seth Koenig / BDN

A Maine lawyer facing disbarment over sexual abuse claims said during a hearing Friday that he wants to be elected district attorney, in part, to qualify for government benefits and then get the treatment he needs for “mental health problems.”

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley says it's a "tragedy'' that judges face a lack of sentencing options when it comes to teen offenders.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Maine's highest court is ruling against a Republican who's running for district attorney and feels the suspension of his law license was unfair.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Seth Carey, an attorney and Republican candidate for district attorney in Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin Counties, is fighting for the right to continue to practice law after a former client accused him of sexual misconduct and assault.

BOWDOINHAM, Maine - Law enforcement officials have charged a Maine man with terrorizing over alleged threats he made against a community college in Auburn.