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.
Merrill was the deputy superintendent and enterprise supervisor on the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston and the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport on the time of the alleged thefts.
Merrill was arrested July 25. He allegedly used state-issued bank cards to make funds to 5 corporations managed by Excessive from March 2014 to July 23, 2023. He then put kickbacks and funds into his private accounts, the indictment mentioned.
Excessive is accused of bribing Merrill to make funds to her 5 corporations, A to Z Chemical Provide, ACS Options, Service Industries, Southern Supply Industries and Starlite Provides.
Merrill and Excessive are out on bond. Merrill is scheduled for his subsequent listening to on Jan. 3.
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