ACLU of Maine In Federal Court Today To Argue Against Immunity for Prosecutor who Tampered with Evidence

Affiliate: ACLU of Maine
November 7, 2016 2:00 pm

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BOSTON – The ACLU of Maine argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit today that a former Hancock County prosecutor should not be immune from prosecution for tampering with evidence and advising police to ignore a judicial subpoena.

Mary Kellett has admitted to suppressing and failing to disclose exculpatory evidence during a 2009 trial that ended in the conviction of Vladek Filler. Filler was eventually retried and acquitted, and is now suing Kellett for misconduct. Kellett has argued that she is protected by prosecutorial immunity and the case against her should be dropped.

More information and a link to the ACLU’s brief can be found here: https://www.aclumaine.org/en/press-releases/aclu-argues-case-against-ex-prosecutor-should-go-forward

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