Maine jail official accused of taking bribes pleads not responsible

A Maine jail official accused of taking bribes pleaded not responsible to the felony prices he faces.

Gerald Merrill, 61, pleaded not responsible to theft by unauthorized taking and bribery of official and political issues throughout a listening to Tuesday in Penobscot County Superior Court docket.

Merrill is accused of stealing greater than $10,000 from the state of Maine over the course of 9 years, based on a grand jury indictment. Melanie Excessive, 67, is going through the identical prices. Her listening to is scheduled for January.

Marie Weidmayer is a reporter protecting crime and justice. A current transplant to Maine, she was born and raised in Michigan, the place she labored for MLive, protecting the felony justice system. She graduated…
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