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York county Probate Judge Nedeau...

Oh, all right, sheesh. :)

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...is facing a repremanded by the Maine Bar Association according to today's PPH, for conduct unworthy of an attorney. Should he then still be elected as a judge? The charges were:•Engaging in a sexual relationship with a client in a divorce case.•Asking legal partners to act in his behalf while he handled the case from 'behind the scenes'.•Communicating directly with people who were suing him, rather than with their lawyers.I find it interesting too that one of his former associates, who was also repremanded by the Bar Association recently, has Nedeau's opponent's signs in her yard.charlie

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My apology, out of the loop I guess.A link to that George?charlie

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He also had issues with the ethic commission. His law firm spent $42,000 on his campaign. Since it is a corporation, that is a violation of the ethics law. I told the commission that he would reimburse the firm and that he did not know that it was a violation to spend the moeny that way. I agree with him that in it is inmaterial where the check comes from if it is a wholly owned corp.My question is why would someone spend $42,000 of their own money to run for Judge of Probate.On another note, Al Piombino's signs say "re-elect". He was never elected in the first place. He was appointed by the governor to fill out a vacnacy caused by Herb Adams deciding he wanted a pay cut to be in the legislature. I think Herb is about to get even more of a pay cut.Steven Scharf
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That apparently is the differnce between the two.If you live in Portland, tell your friends to vote for Teri McRae.Steven Scharf
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Doesn't anyone find it the least bit interesting that the story gets leaked 7 days prior to the election??? If he wasn't a Dem you guys would all be running around screaming, with your hair on fire.I know Bob's family, mother and kids, and let me tell you, this is no fun for them.[ 10-26-2004: Message edited by: Naran ]

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And before George can beat me to it, yeah yeah yeah, I know, he did it, so he deserves what's coming to him.

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I heard that his opponents specifically waited until the last minute to leak the news, so he'd have the least amount of time for rebuttal.The hearing was months ago, and would have eventually been released to the public, but not for some time yet.Of course I believe the voters have the right to all the information prior to voting, but waiting till the last minute is still dirty pool.

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I was proud to support Al in this election and hope that he wins. While he is a Democrat, he has been very helpful to me and I encourage other to vote for Piombino for Register of Probate. He is the right man for the job.Tony Bessey

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Naran said:
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"I know Bob's family, mother and kids, and let me tell you, this is no fun for them."
----------------Maybe "Bob" should have thought of that before doing what he was repremanded for?Blame lies with Nadeau, not the fact it was published in the paper.Thought it interesting too the article was at the top of the page and his and Carlton's bio's were at the bottom.charlie

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Yes, he should have thought about all that. I'm not excusing what he did. I'm saying that it's scurrilous that his opponents leaked this to the papers one week prior to the election.I'm saying that I have a feeling if his party had an "R" in front of its name, the AMG factions would be howling in outrage. Just pointing out the possible inequities.I threw in the comment about his mother and family because I think it's important to remember there are real breathing people behind the headlines.

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If you enter politics with skeletons in your closet, prepare to have tham rattled! And if you create the skeltons while in office all the worse. No sympathy in me for him.And you may be right about the "R" factor here on
AMG.Yes, you're right about there being real people benind the headlines. Some are guilty & some are NOT! In Nadeau's case he falls in the former group, rather than the latter.charlie

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George - can you cite a link to anything proving your assertions that Carleton could not possibly have been involved?
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You may be right. I only wondered about possible wrongdoing, and as any good attorney will tell you, ya can't get arrested for asking a question. At least not yet.
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let me see if I understand this:a sitting President can defile Mr. Lincolns' deskbuta probate judge must keep his pants zippedis that correct?

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quote:Originally posted by George:
[b]Reread your comments above. You made allegations along with asking questions.[/b]

You're right, I did say "opponents." Not one opponent, as in Carleton. I make no specific allegations as to which of his opponents (whether in the political arena or the courthouse) might have leaked the information. I merely wonder.

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I wonder too. though I think the source of the truth is less important than that it is , in fact, true.I can't imagine the PPH would print such an article without having seen a copy of the official document which I assume would be signed and dated.It'll be intresting to see when the decision was made, and then try to understand why the delay in posting to the link George provided.charlie

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I assume your joking charlie, the PPH prints stuff all the time based on press releases. There fact checking is minimal.Hell, they don't even see the need to get both sides of a story.Steven Scharf
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Somehow I doubt this is based on a 'press release', Steven. And if it's shown to be not the case I would assume Nadeau would have grounds for a law suit.charlie

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You are sounding like Joshua Weinsten who called me tonight to defend the PPH.My point was not about this specific case, as I told Joshua, but to describe there reporting in general.The candidate profiles that graced thier pages were done form email questionaires they sent to candidates, because as Ms Bouchard told me she did not have time to track down all of the candidates.I suspect Herb Adams did not email her back but stopped by her office and had a face to face which enhanced his exposure in the profile (I suspect he never even saw the email as he does not have access when the leg is not in session).Steven Scharf
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BTW, Josh told me he did se the documents.Steven Scharf
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I didn't think to ask. I had dinner waiting and the call was not about those docs. The call was to give me a heard time about dissing the PPH.Steven Scharf
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My, the press is suddenly becoming very "sensitive." Kind of an oxymoron, but then again, we did have a full lunar eclipse last night. Stranger things have happened.

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Did the York Co. Coast Star? Haven't had a chance to see it yet.charlie

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quote:Originally posted by charlien:
[b]Did the York Co. Coast Star? Haven't had a chance to see it yet.charlie[/b]

You mean the "Dying ASSteroid"? One of my pet names for that Pocket-Press publication.(ie - in the town's pocket, in the school district's pocket....) Yes, they did print something. I guess this story was too big for them to do the usual whitewash job. It's on page one, below the fold.

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Actually Narin, I thought they did a pretty good job. Here's a link to the on line version [url=http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/yorkstar/ys10_28d.htm]http://www.seac...Mcgarry and Holmes filed suit and I think Nadeau countersued. I sat in Superior Court when it was to be heard initially, the only observer, only to have it moved to the judge's chambers.They all looked at me, the litigants, their attorneys and the court personel like I had three heads as they left the court room. It was kinda fun!charlie

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Hmm, that sounds like the same look we get from certain members of school and town government when we attend their meetings. :) I know it well.

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I was very surprised myself. However, he did seem to have diehard support from the courthouse staff, and his own probate staff.
FYI, George, I don't know that "adultery" constitutes "corruption." Unless one is looking at it in the Biblical sense. :)

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