Why Isn’t Maine Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett In The News?

December 11, 2012

Hmm. Via Panel Recommends that Maine Prosecutor be Suspended. When I saw this pop up on Memeorandum, I figured I could put her name into Google News and read more about the case. Not so much. I guess it doesn’t fit the narrative.

Following a two-day disciplinary hearing in October, a panel of three attorneys found that Kellett violated Maine Bar Rules by failing to make timely disclosure of the existence of evidence, suppressing evidence, trying to mislead a jury, failing to employ reasonable skill and care, engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice and engaging in conduct unworthy of an attorney.

Kellett’s counsel, Ronald Lupton of the Maine Attorney Generals Office, says this is the first time hes aware of a Maine prosecutor being recommended for suspension. Lupton declined to comment on the matter further, saying his office had just been made aware of the Board of Bar Overseers findings.

The action against Kellett stems from the 2009 trial of a former Gouldsboro man acquitted of the rape of his wife. Vladek Filler claimed that Kellett broke a series of bar rules when she prosecuted him. He maintained that his wife fabricated the rape charge in order to try to win custody of their two boys. In the Board of Bar Overseers report on the case, the panel acknowledges that Kellett has no prior disciplinary record, that she is an experienced prosecutor and that she had a heavy caseload at the time of the alleged rape.

The panel also noted that Kellett’s own expert testified during her hearing that she appeared “stubborn” and as if she were “bucking the court” during her testimony. The three attorneys found that Kellett’s then-supervisor failed to comply with Maine Bar Rules by sanctioning Kellett’s conduct and by disregarding ethical concerns raised by another attorney about her behavior.


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  1. Fred Beloit says:

    I guess nothing is news until that clownish but sinister economist Paul Krugman writes about it.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Sadly, Fred, there is too much truth in that.

      We often fail to understand that things are happening, but they are not being reported.

      Nifong would be unknown to most of us had he not been the focus of mass media attention.

      • Ragspierre's Mom says:

        You fail to understand that if you don’t do your chores you don’t get the keys to the minivan. Stop playing online and get to work!

  2. Steve says:

    Video: Unions Gone Wild – Union Thugs attack reporter Steven Crowley…


  3. Danby says:

    Why is it not reported? She violated the rules of legal ethics in order to convict a man, who was probably not guilty, of rape. She’s not a bad person, in fact she should be celebrated! She’s a feminist Heroine!
    And the other case, with the witness tampering? She was just trying to put another man away! He must have been a bad guy, a woman accused him. And women never lie about these things. Or at least not more than 40% of the time.