Man Accusing Assistant DA of Misconduct Begins Serving Jail Sentence

Mark Good
October 18, 2012

ELLSWORTH — The man accusing Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett of violating Bar rules in prosecuting his case began serving a three-week sentence in Hancock County Jail Thursday, four days before the complaint against Kellett is to be heard before the Maine Board of Overseers to the Bar.

Vladek Filler, a former Gouldsboro resident, now living in Lawrenceville, Ga., filed the complaint with the board in December 2012. The hearing begins Monday, Oct. 22, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

The disciplinary petition filed by the Board of Overseers accuses Kellett of violating nine Maine Bar rules during Filler’s first trial and from withholding evidence from Filler’s attorney during the discovery process.

Filler was tried and acquitted of five counts of gross sexual assault and two counts of assault after two trials and two appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Filler later was convicted of the misdemeanor assault and sentenced to three weeks in jail.