Monday, July 22, 2013
In a matter that the single justice described as the first instance where a state prosecutor was subject to disciplinary sanction for ethics violations, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ordered a 30 -day suspension.
The ethics violations were committed by an assistant district attorney in a criminal matter involving accusations of spousal rape.
The prosecutor admitted that she had given an improper closing argument and engaged in discovery violations.
Details may be found in the probable cause report of the Grievance Panel.(Mike Frisch)