|Misuse Of Authority Charges|
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|Saturday, 25 August 2007 11:34|
Former Legislator Pleads Not Guilty To Misuse Of Authority Charges
By News 8 WMTW
POSTED: 3:54 pm EDT August 21, 2007
UPDATED: 5:09 am EDT August 22, 2007
LEWISTON, Maine -- A Lewiston city councilor has entered pleas of not guilty on charges of misusing his authority as a notary public.
The Maine Attorney General's Office said that Stavros Mendros, a former state legislator, signed off on petitions circulated in 2005 seeking a statewide referendum on a planned casino in Washington County without personally witnessing the circulator's signature.
A clerk at Lewiston District Court said Mendros' lawyer entered the pleas on his behalf on Tuesday.
State law requires that a notary public witness the signature of the person who circulates a petition for a statewide referendum.
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