Judy Harrison

Courts Reporter

 
Dana Wilson at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on June 6.

Verdict in Dana Wilson child pornography case to be announced Tuesday

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The verdict in the child pornography possession trial of disc jockey Dana Wilson, 63, of Brewer is scheduled to be announced at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office. Wilson’s jury-waived trial was held June 2 before Superior …
Gary Raub

Seattle transient pleads guilty to 1976 Augusta murder, sentenced to 20 years

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The man charged with stabbing to death a 70-year-old local woman in 1976 pleaded guilty Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court to a charge of second degree criminal homicide, according to the Maine attorney general’s office. Gary Sandford Raub, 64, a transient living in the Seattle area, …

Trial of former court employee for attempted theft, cover-up begins in Newport District Court

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2014, at 9 a.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — The daylong jury-waived trial of a former employee of the Maine court system charged last year with attempting to steal funds and trying to cover it up began Monday in Newport District Court. Danielle A. Beckwith, 48, of Hampden, who worked as the supervisor of the Office …
The Rev. Seamus Greisbach has been named director of vocations by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Bishop assigns ‘committed and driven’ priest to reverse declining number of Catholic clergy in Maine

By Judy Harrison on June 29, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Rev. Seamus P. Griesbach isn’t asking for much — just a few good men willing to give up having a family, autonomy and riches in order to dedicate their lives to spreading the Gospel in Maine. It’s a decision he and 63 other active priests in …

13th defendant pleads guilty in federal court to being part of major bath salts distribution ring in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on June 27, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A member of a conspiracy to distribute bath salts in northern and coastal Maine pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to a drug conspiracy charge. Jacob Gagnon, 25, of Van Buren, formerly of Bangor, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent …
Roxanne Jeskey stands up after hearing  her verdict of guilty by Superior Court Justice E. Allen Hunter in the murder of her husband Richard "Rick" Jeskey in May.

Bangor woman sentenced to 50 years for slaying husband in bathtub

By Judy Harrison on June 27, 2014, at 2 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The brother of the man savagely murdered three years ago by Roxanne Jeskey in the couple’s bathtub said after she was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison that Richard Jeskey was a victim of domestic violence. “This is definitely a situation of domestic violence that we’ve …

Bangor man arrested in Acadia National Park on cocaine charge released on bail

By Judy Harrison on June 26, 2014, at 6:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 63-year-old man arrested Tuesday in Acadia National Park, allegedly found with cocaine and $1,400 in cash in a borrowed car, was released on $1,000 unsecured bail Thursday after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison in U.S. District Court. Glenn G. Watson of Bangor is charged …
Charles Fourcloud

Ex-Passamaquoddy finance director pleads guilty to stealing $20,000 from tribe

By Judy Harrison on June 26, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The man charged with stealing $20,000 from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to federal charges of theft and embezzlement. By pleading guilty, Charles Fourcloud, 58, of California admitted that he embezzled the funds between May and August 2013 when …
Roxanne Jeskey stands up after hearing  her verdict of guilty by Superior Court Justice E. Allen Hunter in the murder of her husband Richard "Rick" Jeskey Friday, May 30, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Prosecution wants life for Bangor woman who killed husband; defense says 25 to 30 years is enough

By Judy Harrison on June 26, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The prosecution will ask that a woman convicted of murdering her husband in the couple’s bathroom three years ago spend the rest of her life in prison because the way she killed him was tantamount to torture. The defense team will urge the judge to impose a …

Augusta man who sold OxyContin pills gets 5 years probation for concealing income from Social Security office

By Judy Harrison on June 26, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta man who sold 10 of his OxyContin pills each month and used the money to buy the next month’s prescription was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to five years of probation for not reporting the illegal income to the Social Security office. Benjamin Peaslee …
 Donald Hill, left, stands with defense attorney Gary Prolman outside the York County courthouse in Alfred in this August 20, 2014 photo.

Saco lawyer who pleaded guilty to laundering money for pot dealer suspended from practice

By Judy Harrison on June 26, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Saco lawyer who admitted to laundering money for a major southern Maine marijuana dealer has been suspended from the practice of law, the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar announced Wednesday. Once Gary M. Prolman, 52, is sentenced, he is expected to be disbarred. In …
POLL QUESTION

Ex-manager of Bangor Domino’s Pizza sues owner, claims he was fired for being obese

By Judy Harrison on June 25, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 43-year-old Bangor man has sued the owner of the Bangor Domino’s Pizza store, claiming he was fired from the business, in part, for being obese. Michael LaMontagne is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 423 pounds, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District …
Scott Ramsdell

Man charged in death of Millinocket teacher in car crash makes first court appearance

By Judy Harrison on June 25, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Cutler man charged with manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 27 death of a Millinocket teacher in a head-on collision on Route 9 in Eddington was under the influence of methadone and a muscle relaxant at the time of the crash, according to an affidavit. Scott …
Phillip A. McCue of Bangor was tasered by a police officer Sept. 12, 2012. He died five days later at Eastern Maine Medical Center after he had two cardiac arrests. His father, Michael McCue of Jackson, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in March of this year.

Federal judge considers motions in wrongful death lawsuit against Bangor over use of Taser

By Judy Harrison on June 24, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A federal judge took under advisement motions to dismiss portions of a lawsuit filed by the father of a man who died after Bangor police used a stun gun to subdue him during an arrest. Michael McCue of Jackson in March sued the City of Bangor, six …
Scott Ramsdell

Cutler man charged with manslaughter in car crash that killed teacher

By Judy Harrison on June 24, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Cutler man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 27 death of a Millinocket teacher in a head-on collision on Route 9 in Eddington, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. Scott Ramsdell, 43, was arrested Monday when he appeared at Machias …
Federal agents watch as filing cabinets are loaded into a moving truck at Berg Sportswear in Corinna in this January 2011 file photo.

Corinna firm admits illegally creating fake Red Sox, Jack Daniels, Playboy logos

By Judy Harrison on June 23, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The president of a Corinna business that does custom screen printing and embroidery waived indictment and pleaded guilty on the corporation’s behalf Monday in U.S. District Court to a charge of creating fake logos for sports teams, a distillery, a tractor company and a motorcycle manufacturer. Robert …

Author seeks release of drawings done by man who killed Maine boy in 1982

By Judy Harrison on June 20, 2014, at 8:09 p.m.
A trial over whether the drawings by a child killer sentenced to life in prison in Maine and executed in Nebraska 18 years ago can be made public began Friday, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Mark Pettit, a former broadcaster who wrote about the slayings committed in 1982 in Maine …

Bangor man suffers head injury in Holden motorcycle crash

By Judy Harrison on June 20, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A Bangor man was in serious condition at a local hospital after he was injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on Route 1. Paul Nichols Jr., 36, of Bangor was traveling west around 4:40 p.m. approaching Brewer when the accident occurred, Holden Police Sgt. Eugene Fizell …

Old Orchard man pleads guilty to helping rob pharmacy in February

By Judy Harrison on June 20, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — An Old Orchard Beach man Friday waived indictment and pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a pharmacy robbery earlier this year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. By pleading guilty Kyle Desmarais, 33, admitted that he drove Billy Schildroth, 37, of Old Orchard Beach on Feb. 13 …

Man sentenced for cross-dressing bank robbery

By Judy Harrison on June 20, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Sanford man who donned a wig and carried a purse last year to rob a Berwick bank, then, breached security while awaiting sentencing at the Portland jail to have sex with a female inmate, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison. Michel “Karma” D’Angelo, …
 
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