Second protester convicted in Blaine House trespassing

Posted April 28, 2012, at 11:35 a.m.
Greg Fahy
Kennebec County Correctional Facility
Greg Fahy

AUGUSTA, Maine — A 44-year-old Maine man has been convicted of criminal trespass for failing to leave the governor’s residence during an Occupy movement protest.

Greg Fahy, a professor at the University of Maine at Augusta, was found guilty Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court. The Kennebec Journal reported that he was fined $100.

Fahy’s conviction came a day after a jury deadlocked on charges against five other defendants who were arrested after refusing to leave the Blaine House grounds last November. In all, nine people were arrested while protesting an order to end a weekslong Occupy August encampment near the State House.

Two cases remain to be tried. Of the two decided already, one defendant pleaded no contest and the other was found guilty.

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