Comments for: Notorious Maine fisherman going back to federal prison

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 6:47 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 25, 2012, at 9:48 p.m.

BANGOR | A Bass Harbor fisherman with a history of criminal convictions is being sent back to federal prison for violating his federal probation again. Shaun G. Lemoine, who last November was found guilty of a state civil charge of molesting another lobsterman’s fishing gear, on Monday was ordered …

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  • Anonymous

    Mr. 
    Lemoine seems to be well on his way to being able to say he is doing life in prison on the installment plan.

    • Anonymous

      sad part he looks like he is at home and  guess who is paying for it.

  • Anonymous

    I would rather have a guy molesting lobster traps than other things things in the recent news.

    • Anonymous

      Yes i agree with you on that.But a person that molesting a child get probation or a slap on the wrist is wrong,since when is a lobster trap more important then a childs innocents

      • Anonymous

        That is too true Jigsaw127, too true.

      • Anonymous

        You can read can’t you?  Molesting lobster traps is a CIVIL violation that gets a fine.  Molesting children is a Class A felony punishable by 30 years in prison.  There is no relationship or comparison of one to the other except perhaps in the limited confines of the mind of someone averse to, or incapable of, factual analysis.

        • Anonymous

          Punishable to 30 years in prison…but how many actually get the 30 years?

          • Anonymous

            Far more than get a fine.  The two offenses have nothing in common and no reason to be in the same discussion.

      • Anonymous

        I do believe the rules above say “stay on topic!” molesting children has nothing to do with molesting trap gear! Look up the term!

  • Guest

    This headline is misleading as usual,  molesting traps a fisherman he is not, never was, never will be……………BDN…………..The Maine Enquirer……….but yet I still read for the laughs, I don’t pay a dime and never visit the sponsors or advertisers……….get back to honest journalism and I would change my mind and shopping habits

    • Anonymous

      How is the headline misleading?? He is going back to federal prison, just like it says. And as many times as he has been in the the news he is notorious. And being licensed by the state of Maine does make him a fisherman. What am I missing?? BDN is once again doing its job by reporting. And you are knocking them for it!

  • Anonymous

    A ticking time bomb.  And the criminal and civil transgressions mentioned are just those that we know about.

  • Anonymous

    I glad this guy is going to jail, he just does not get it. ook, if he is in jail, he will not be stealing food from the fridge for him and his friends for the next big ball game!

    • Anonymous

      No, he won’t . But he will be sitting in a heated room, with  CABLE  T.V., Three meals a day, A hot  shower, cards to play, exercising room, fresh air  (3)  times a day,  mass services,  and any other programs they want to do for the day!!!!! WHY DO  the HARD working people ( 5 or 6) days a week, some of US, working (2) job, JUST bearly getting by  making a paycheck, week to week… HAVE  TO PAY FOR THESE PEOPLE ????  WHY ??  I have to pay my HEAT, HYDRO, WATER, WASH MY OWN LAUNDRY, or YA, …. MY OWN RENT or MORTGAGE. Why is it a FREE RIDE for these people that make excuses, after excuses. I wish it was like, when my DAD was ALIVE,. remember ????

      • Guest

        Do you want  to trade places with him? Think about it for a moment. He’s a loser and always will be. you ahave a sense of pride and responsability. Continue to be a good citizen , work hard and forget about these types. They have always been out there. It’s just that the media glorifies these misfits. Newspapers will not exist in 5 years.

        • Anonymous

          I will not trade places with anyone !! Let me tell you though, I was born in 1957, my dad died in 1977. I was only 20 yrs. old, but what he and momma had us learn was, RESPECT, NEVER TAKE SOMETHING THAT WASN”T YOURS, DO ONTO OTHERS, YOU WOULD WANT DONE TO YOU, NEVER LIE,CHEAT, OR STEAL. …  WORK HARD.  BACK 35 YEARS AGO, ….I REMEMBER,  NEIGHBORHOODS  watched out for each other. If YOU CHOOSE, TO STEAL, DO HURT OR HARDSHIP TO OTHERS’, well, you just went MISSING…. To HELL WITH, (3) meals a day, shower, cable t.v. a warm place to lay around all day in.. What about the homeless working person, living in the cold,or dumpster. They didn’t do anything to anyone, except  fell to hard times…. They don’t have a warm bed, shower, or (3) meals a day. I say like my daddy said,” AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Ah yes, the good ol’ days when vigilante justice was the norm and people appointed themselves judge, jury and executioner. Good times..

          • Anonymous

            It wasn’t pretty but it worked – knowing that you might be watched by those who cared enough not to set idley by…..( sound the sinister music )

      • Guest

        they should put the elderly in prison and the prisoners in the elderly home.

      • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    How does this guy get 7 months for molesting lobster traps while that Marine that was responsible for 24 deaths in Iraq gets 0 months in jail? Something is messed up…

    • Anonymous

      1. There is NO WAR IN MAINE!  2. He wasn’t serving his country.  3.There’s no lobstering in IRAQ!

      • Anonymous

        People like you justify unthinkable actions like what I was referring to. Maybe I should sign up for the military so I can excuse myself from punishments for crimes against humanity, at least with your logic.

        • Anonymous

          “Maybe I should sign up for the military…”

          Sorry but they weed out the moonbats and loons before the ink on the “sign up” sheets is even dry. Besides, who would take care of your tent, drum and cat if you moved out of your Occupy camp?

  • Anonymous

    What a maroon. JFC, straighten up and fly right man!

  • Anonymous

    There’s a nice fella.

    (didn’t he pitch for the Sox? Isn’t that David Wells?).

  • Guest

    It’s now official: He’s truly large piece of human scatology. 

  • Anonymous

    I remember this scumbag…he went on and on about how he sure was going to turn his life around and how he felt he was unfairly persecuted because of his past actions…I commented then that leopards don’t change their spots…and they still don’t. Please BDN…don’t regale us with another “woe is me” story from this menace to society.

  • Guest

    Wouldn’t it be more tasteful to use another word other than molestation? I feel that is disrespectful comparing tampering with lobster traps to molestation. How about respecting those individuals who unfortunately have been molested and not compare their situation to tampering with lobster traps. Get real and find some respect. BDN and the judicial system………come on.
    I think this guy likes to challenge the law and  I disagree with his behavior………….but molestation charges???????

  • Anonymous

    How about  “Notorious Maine criminal to receive 3 square a day”.

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  • Anonymous

    I have know this guy for a long time! He is not a menace, this news article also fails to report that the guy’s lobtser traps he stole was cutting his off! As were alot of other fishermen because the didn’t want him around! Not saying shaun did the correct thing because no he did not. He does do stupid things and ends up back in jail. But shaun as a person is a really nice guy, people do judge his character on what he has done and not on who he is. Also these “unproven crimes” are because when shaun lived out there Swan’s Island police cheif JERRY MICHAUD hated shaun and everything would get blamed on him! Shaun would get the police called on him when he wasn’t even on the island! He would be sitting at my house and jerry would call him about something when he wasn’t even on the damn island! My biggest issue with the headline is that shaun has two little boys, one of which can read, that does not need to know how bad this is making his dad sound! Also i bet 90% of you poeple have never accually met him, you 0nly know what you read, so don’t go around judging people you don’t even know!

    • Anonymous

      Oh yes, he’s a fine upstanding citizen.(eyeroll)

      What kind of father deliberately commits a criminal act while on probation KNOWING it could get him sent back to prison? Because he was mad the other fishermen were cutting his lines? C’mon now. This guy clearly lacks any sense of judgment…

    • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        Cutting lines and retaliation for your lines being cut is common. However this guy should have known that he was on thin ice and that he wouldnt get away with breaking wind in church let alone anything like this.
         
        As a general observation he would be coming into contact with other fishermen from Swans Island trap gear and it would be very stupid to cut lines of guys you live around and know. The nearest territory he would be fishing around is likely Frenchboro and you dont often hear of Frenchbor and Swans Island having problems.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t hear about Frenchboro/Swans Is “problems” unless your are a lobsterman from those harbors. Unlike reality tv, they don’t go around running their “traps”.

          • Anonymous

            Anyone who knows anything about Lobstering in and around MDI will attach quite a significance to your last name and know that you are well aware and know what you are talking about.

            No, it doesnt make front page news but when you travel in certain circles you do hear certain things.

          • Anonymous

            The latest is that Shaun’s brother was caught scallop dragging in the Gouldsboro Bay closed area just the other night,using Shaun’s boat of course.

          • Anonymous

            Well obviously is was not Shaun. I do agree that having a criminal record does get you looked at closely and at time blamed for thing you didnt do.  Can you rig a lobster boat for scallop dragging?

          • Anonymous

            Yes. The vast majority of scallop draggers in Maine are lobster boats with a boom and winch added. I didn’t mean to imply that Shaun was dragging. Brother has rigged it for scalloping and continues to lobster fish with his other boat when not scalloping.

          • Anonymous

            I knew that they could rig for shrimping but didnt realize that you could do the same for scalloping.

    • honey777

      Sorry, but this is not a nice guy.  If he has done even half of the things reported here, he deserves to be in prison.  Who you are is reflected in your actions.  This guy obviously doesn’t think the laws apply to him.

    • Anonymous

      I have known Shaun his whole life and you don’t really know what you’re talking about.  I’d correct your inaccuracies, but it sounds like you wouldn’t be able to absorb the truth about him. 

      • Anonymous

        I only talk about what I have witnessed! And to be honest I have known Shaun his whole life and even lived on swans my self for quite a few years!

    • Anonymous

      Are you the one that he was transporting the stolen tires to? Is that why you defend him?

    • Anonymous

      I went to school with many members of Shaun’s family as well as many Joyce’s as well. I also now many people who fish commercial from Frenchboro, Ilseford and Mt. Desert Island in general. I have yet to read anything about any of them doing anything like Shaun has been proven guilty of.

      Sometimes bad apples are bad apples.

    • Anonymous

      I have known Shaun for a long time myself! He is a good person but his choices are horrible! I feel bad for his sons there the ones taking the toll for his behavior! I am sure he would appreciate your support~ Hopefully he will eventually wake up and see the error in his choices and will do what he needs to for his children! Although he and his wife are no longer together I am sure she would like to see him figure out whats going on with him and find someone that makes him happy and work on co-parenting with her!

    • Anonymous

      I too have know Shaun a long time and have witnessed both sides of this! I know its tough seeing these people bad mouth our friend but it is hard to not form an opinion about his actions! Opinions are like (well you know) but I think Shaun expects these types of comments! I talk to him frequently and he is having a hard time dealing with the fact that he hurt his family again but he told me he honestly does not know why he does these things! I recommended counseling lets see if he takes my advice! I truly hope we see good things from Shaun in the future! he has lost everything recently! Wife, license , full time with his sons his freedom!! If this does not help him see the light and help make better choices in the future I don’t know what will! I wish him luck and happiness in the future!

  • jerome ennis

    Yet another incident of the Federal Government Subverting State’s Rights.  We have to take our Country Back one state at a time and stop the Fascistic Federal Government that dominates all our affairs and are totally ignoring State’s Rights which we have written into the U.S. Constitution for the Very Reason to stop the Federal Government From Becoming a Totalitarian Dictatorship.  The Maine Attorney General should challenge the Federal Court’s decision on this matter and protect this Maine Citizen from being wrongfully prosecuted by the Feds and also to stop the U.S. Government from Subverting Maine’s States Rights.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who goes to prison should have to pay for their stay at some point.  They did the crime make em pay for the time.

  • PabMainer

    Is this guy “notorious” because he’s a “fisherman” or because he’s a criminal??

    • Anonymous

      I know right … “notorious”  wth

  • Tom

    He needs a nice neck tattoo.

    • Anonymous

      easy not everyone with Ink are criminals! =)

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how long this will go on until he bumps his rap sheet up to homicide?

  • Anonymous

    Just another lowlife POS.

  • Anonymous

    Keep him in jail for a long long time please.

    • Anonymous

      Only6 mos and then he can return to swans island with no probation! They dropped the probation already!

  • Anonymous

    I might think that Shaun is a good guy too if I didn’t have to live in the same town. You live on the mainland so you have only had a couple of years with him. Given the time, he will steal from you too

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Lemoine should strive to stay out of federal court. His prior history of crime and criminal acts have very likely made him a considered career criminal in the eyes of federal sentencing guidelines.  Enhancements on any crime he may committ in the future on the Federal Level will be certain for him.

  • Anonymous

    His crimes are not violent! So it’s not likely!

  • Anonymous

    I hope he can get past all this someday soon!

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