Comp board member, charged with assault, resigns

The Associated Press
Posted April 29, 2010, at 11:12 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A state Workers’ Compensation Board member charged with assaulting a man at a workers’ compensation conference has resigned his post.

Gov. John Baldacci accepted a letter of resignation Thursday from Anthony Monfiletto, who cited “personal reasons” for leaving, said Baldacci spokesman David Farmer.

Monfiletto was charged last fall with attacking a 43-year-old man at a bar at the Sugarloaf ski resort while he was attending a three-day workers’ compensation conference in Carrabassett Valley. He pleaded guilty this month.

It was the second assault charge against Monfiletto while on the board, according to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. The first happened in 1998.

Monfiletto, one of three labor representatives on the board, was serving his fourth term.

He is a former employee of defense contractor Bath Iron Works, which has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to appoint a receiver for the board. BIW is claiming the board has failed to adopt a legally required medical fee schedule and that its chairman is in conflict due to his connection to Maine hospitals.

The Workers’ Compensation Board is charged with overseeing the state’s workers’ compensation laws.

http://bangordailynews.com/2010/04/29/news/comp-board-member-charged-with-assault-resigns/ printed on October 1, 2014