October 22, 2019
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  • Anonymous

    They don’t much care about throwing one of their own under the bus, its the can of worms this could open for other defendants

    • Anonymous

       Hancock county, Ellsworth = Peyton place..

  • Anonymous

    This hack assistant DA has been out of control for years.
    Justice is a joke in this country.

  • Davida Willette

    she is a tough DA on certain issues domestic abuse for one. you really have to be and child sex abuse the same thing . you really have be tough on these two issues 

    • Anonymous

      By tough do you mean break the rules constantly to get her conviction rate up? then yes, youre correct. She has a serious ax to grind against men in general…Someone messed her up real good in the past…shes damaged goods.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen her be tough on clearly innocent people: Tiffany Randall.  I’ve seen her be incompetent at making a clear case.

      • Anonymous

        Good to  see you mention that.  I was in the jury pool for that one and it was so clear they had nothing, just carrying out a vendetta because they could.  It also shows that Ms. Kellett’s prosecutorial indiscretion isn’t only directed at men, though it mostly is.  We can only hope this will cost her her job at the least.  She is one truly disturbed individual.  Her reputation is such that my daughter learned of Kellett’s abuses in a civil rights class at NYU.  It’s almost shocking that news of this hearing even appeared in the paper.  None of our brave journalists want to make an enemy of an out of control DA.  I urge anyone who can to make an appearance at the hearing.  We need witnesses to the outrages.

    • T H

      But if you with hold evidence then she is breaking the law that she is suppose to be upholding.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Considering how Maine courts have tolerated prosecutorial misconduct in the Dennis Dechaine case, we can hardly expect them to hold these prosecutors accountable for their misconduct.

    • Anonymous

      There you go again…

      • Anonymous

        Oh foof! 

        Why don’t you former assistant AGs quit your misconduct and do your job properly? 

        • Anonymous

          I’m a simple citizen, Mr. Moore. With an opinion. And my opinion is that you are trying to free a man who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a poor little girl, while making a few dollars for yourself at it.

          • Anonymous

            Simple citizen hell!

            You’re an ex-prosecutor from the AG’s staff, a convicted felon free on appeal bond while your colleages’ victim, Dechaine, serves Life for a crime he didn’t commit.

            I guess it’s a great advantage, having pals in the AG’s Office.

            Don’t bother changing your handle, fella. I’ll follow wherever you go.

          • Anonymous

            I am not, nor have I ever been a prosecutor. I’ve never worked for the AG’s office. I’ve never been charged with a crime, let alone been convicted of one. Hell, I don’t even have a college degree. Your assertion that I have pals in the AG’s office would be greeted with roars of laughter from those who do know me.  Suffice to say, these wild-arse guesses of yours — as well as every single page of your despicable book — illuminate not only your less-than-stellar investigative abilities, but a critical lack of understanding of what actually constitutes, “Evidence.”

            I’m an informed citizen Mr. Moore. An old hippie with a conscience. That’s all. Nothing more.

            As far as changing my “Handle,” why would I? I’m not taking up for a monster who kidnapped, tortured and and brutally murdered a 12-year old girl like your hero did. I’m not supplementing my retirement with blood money like you.

            Normally, I would happily supply you my real name, privately or publicly. Hell, I’d debate you point for point on the Statehouse steps, but those Trial and Error folks are pretty delusional. I wouldn’t want them showing up at my front door. They are not known for their stability. And since they hold you up as John the Baptist to Dechaine’s Jesus, I would fear for my children’s safety. And considering that you’re now going to, “Follow me wherever you (I) go,”  I’d say my being prudent is justified.

            P.S. Any truth to the rumor that you’re campaigning to write the “real” Jerry Sandusky story and how crooked lawyers and willing, evil children set him up just to bring him down?

          • Anonymous

            I guess I should let the US Marshals know that you’re trolling the internet . . . again.

          • Anonymous

            As far as I know, the only deputy AG  who was ever arrested was James Cameron — for possession of kiddie porn. Are you implying that’s me? Are you going to call the US Marshall’s office and report that although you have absolutely no proof of my identity and not a scintilla of evidence that I am indeed the person you claim that I am, you’re willing to guess just to bust my aggies?

            Hey, why not? That’s exactly how you wrote your book. Assumptions. Guesses. Ignoring facts that inculpate. Creating “Facts” that exculpate. Garbage in. Garbage out.

            How about this: Go ahead and call them and make your allegations, then shoot me a contact name here and I’ll more than willingly discuss with that person exactly who I am, and what my relationship is to Dennis Dechaine.

            Wait! Even better: Call the AG’s office instead. Get me a name. Same deal.

          • Anonymous

            No proof?

            Nice try.

            Didn’t work.

          • Anonymous

            As an outside observer here, I have to say you just got schooled.  Bigtime.

          • Anonymous

            I’d love to have been a fly on the wall during that conversation:

            “Good Morning, US Marshall’s office, how can I help you?”

            “Hi this is the famous author and devoted child-killer defender, James Moore. I’d like to report that someone’s being mean to Dennis Dechaine on the internet. I absolutely know who it is, except I’m not exactly sure.  I’d like you to go to his house and tell him to stop being mean to Dennis Dechaine.” 

            “And you know this how?”

            “It’s a guess, but not a regular guess. It’s a really, really good guess. He knows a lot of facts about the case that have made me look stupid, so he must be from the AG’s office. They’re all corrupt over there you know, because they don’t agree with me.”

            You know, even the remotest possibility that someone will check on Cameron is no skin off my nose. He’s a perv. But, perv that he is, even he knows Dennis Dechaine kidnapped, tortured and murdered a little girl.

          • Anonymous

            Oh don’t you wish :-)

  • Anonymous

    Hancock County has a history of incompetent DA’s.

  • Anonymous

    Any thoughts on Povich?

    • Anonymous

       i know a woman who worked in his office and left because he was so sexually raunchy.  talking, looking, touching, teasing and fairly constant.

      • Anonymous

         I have never forgotten that case.

      • Anonymous

        is this one of them that pressed charges?

        • Anonymous

           not 100% sure but i think not.  she just eased away and got another job.

    • Anonymous

       Mike is a hoe dawg  but was a good D A

  • Anonymous

    Mary Kellett is a disgrace to the legal community.  Why is she still allowed to abuse innocent men without being fired or even suspended?  The Board of Overseers actions against a prosecutor are extremely rare.  I’ve never heard of any in Maine.  The legal community must prove to the public that they are serious about holding prosecutors to ethical standards.  Kellett’s misconduct is criminal and at the very least she must be disbarred for it.  http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/2012/04/12/me-bar-counsel-recommends-discipline-for-ada-mary-n-kellett/

  • T H

    She should be disbared!!

  • T H

    Hey what ever happened to the ex-wife that filed false charges and claims?

  • I think this is sick. Going through a divorce myself and dealing with one Bull Sh*&^ protection order after another and been in court for 2 years for divorce and PFA’s with nothing done. Spent a ton of money . Women abusing the damn system.  Not blaming all women either folks. Just a few that clog the damn system. A prosecutor that aids in this effort should not be allowed to practice law anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Bangor Daily News for covering this case.  Prosecutor’s are supposed to be the gatekeepers, the independent seekers of truth and justice based on all the evidence. 
    They are not supposed to railroad MEN for their own personal agendas.  This prosecutor engages in CRIMES and CORRUPTION to prosecute MEN.  There have been dozens and dozens of innocent men (and 1 woman) who have had their lives and reputations DESTROYED by Mary Kellett.  My hat is off to the Board of Overseers for finally doing something about her, but she MUST be disbarred for her crimes.  DISBAR!

  • ray ray

    The courts — civil, criminal, and family — long since have become profitable vendetta-machines for females seeking petty vengeance, money, and prizes from the US’s perennial scapegoat: males.  Especially poor males, who can’t afford to defend themselves.

    America should be ashamed of herself but she’s not.  She’s loaded to the gills and thirsting for more, more, more.

    Profitprisons, the CCA, Unicorp, the prison guards’ unions . . . the rot just goes on and on.  Not a mistake, either.  Deliberate, profitable, and smug evil.

    There are Mary Kelletts all over this land, happily persecuting boys and men with the full support and enforcement of the State and People.

    There are millions of Vlad Fillers, too.  You just don’t hear about them.  They’re picked off one by one.  Quietly.

    I cannot express my shame before God at being a national citizen of this madness and malevolence.  It is everywhere — in the courts, in the legislatures, the schools and universities, the churches, even our homes.

    Disgusting. Not merely un-American, but inhuman.

    Thanks to the Bangor Daily for breaking the national silence and covering this nightmare inflicted on an innocent man and his kids. 

  • Anonymous

    Local District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau Under Investigation for Misconduct, Criminal Acts

    http://rushlau.blogspot.com/

  • Paul Elam

    Great job by Bill Trotter on this one. I am glad to see that it appears some of the BDN staff is starting to pay attention to the culture of corruption in Carletta Bassano’s office. I hope someone there tries to monitor the well being of Vladek Filler while he is serving the three weeks of jail time that the DA has strategically fixed to coincide with Kellett’s hearing.  It is clear enough to me that they want to intimidate him out of his testimony. After all, how will he feel about testifying against her during the same time he is locked in her jail, 150 feet from her office?

  • Anonymous

    I believe Kellett is accused of corrupting the local police and ordering them to violate subpoenas to withhold evidence from defense.  Her misrepresantaion of truth caused unfair prejudice at trial.  From the Supreme Court’s decision:
    “[W]e conclude, as did the trial court, that [Mary Kellett’s] rebuttal argument created a high likelihood that Filler was unfairly prejudiced….”

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