Ex-Maine lawmaker gets 6 months in prison

PORTLAND — A former legislator has been sentenced to six months in prison for misusing federal funds.

Adam Mack of Standish was also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $384,000 in restitution. He is scheduled to report to prison May 17.

Prosecutors said the 38-year-old Mack, a Republican member of the House from 1997 to 2000, pleaded guilty to equity skimming.

Authorities said after leaving the Legislature he ran a Portland-based management company that oversaw nine multifamily residences. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/102KRdP ) reported that the owner of one property took out loans subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Prosecutors said Mack withdrew $384,000 his company was holding for the agency as security for the mortgage loan and improperly used those funds to pay unrelated expenses.

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JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Do the Crime

you do the time, with much more. Lets be sure that his scum-tbagger doesn't receive any other perks from the state of Maine.

Adam Mack was the president and majority owner of Chartwell Management Company Inc., a Portland-based residential firm that managed nine multi family residences, including Barron’s Hill I in Topsham. To buy that property, the property owner took loans subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development program, according to court records.

I hope the Federal gov digs into this piece of works other dealings being a thief, with using others to base his small business. The properties he bought with the loans should belong to the Dept of Agriculture or should've been confiscated. The IRS would probably find more filth on this CON-artist.


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