Vladek Filler action alert, press release

Below you will find a press release and a list of media contacts regarding the ongoing struggle to help Vladek Filler finally receive justice, and, just as importantly push for prosecutor Mary Kellett to finally receive her justice as well.

Supporters of AVfM have heard about this case for a long time and have done much to help further this cause by sending emails to officials and members of the  media, making phone calls to key persons and by helping to distribute press releases across the internet.  I can tell you on behalf of the concerned parties that they are very grateful for your support and persistence.

The case has come a long way with many positive results. The pending actions against Kellett are outlined in the current press release and Mr. Filler has been acquitted of the false rape charge against him.

But we must remember that he is still fighting for his freedom and for the wellbeing of his children.  He was convicted, just as unjustly as the initial rape conviction that was later overturned, of assaulting his wife.  He is awaiting an appeal of that conviction and the opportunity to present the overwhelming evidence of his innocence.

He was sentenced in that case to 21 days in jail. Some might think that was a good outcome considering they almost put him away for much longer on a bogus rape charge.  I urge everyone not to think that way.

Mr. Filler is innocent and is, in fact, the only real victim in any of these criminal proceedings. He was a victim of his wife’s abuse; a victim of Mary Kellett’s lies and official misconduct and a victim of corruption in entire Bar Harbor prosecutors office headed by Carletta Bassano.

He does not deserve to be in jail for 21 days, or 10 days or even one minute. If anyone deserves to be in jail it is the corrupt functionaries that are orchestrating and abuse of justice in order to harm Mr. Filler.

You have all done much in the past, but I must ask for those who are outraged at this travesty to take action one more time.  Please post this press release to your blogs. Please contact the media sources and government officials listed below the release and tell them of your concerns.  Please help us see this push for decency and justice one more time for the sake of an innocent man being savaged by these obscenely corrupt and arrogant officials. While all of us see the loaded gun of misandry, and know how dangerous it is, Mr. Filler still has it pointed straight at his head, and the heads of his children. This nightmare is still not over.

Let’s finish this.


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Contact: Paul Elam, A Voice for Men
P.O. Box 301172, Houston,TX77230
e-mail: avoiceformen@yahoo.com 

Bar Harbor Maine Prosecutor accused of fraud, racketeering, and obstruction of justice faces disbarment

Following a seven month investigation, the Maine Bar Counsel and Grievance Commission “found  probable cause to believe that Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett had engaged in misconduct subject to sanction under the Maine Bar Rules for which appropriate discipline should be sought”.

Assistant district attorney Mary N. Kellett is accused of prosecuting numerous men for sex crimes despite evidence of their innocence. The complaint filed in connection with the case of Vladek Filler alleges Kellett suppressed exculpatory evidence, elicited false testimony, tampered with evidence, violated court orders, and engaged in “fraud, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.”

Filler was accused of sexual misconduct by his estranged wife during a contentious divorce and child custody dispute. District Court found the accusations to be false and awarded sole custody of the children to Filler; however Kellett had him prosecuted twice for spousal rape anyway.

Numerous other cases have surfaced. Michael D. Webber was tried by Kellett twice for accusations of sexual misconduct made during his divorce and child custody dispute.  Speaking at a press conference Webber stated “in my case there was no evidence and I was continuously put through the system for no reason…it really destroys your life.”  His attorney Steven Juskewitch, himself a former prosecutor, cited prior Court findings of Webber’s innocence which Kellett ignored.  Juskewitch said “it’s probably in my 30 years the most egregious abuse of prosecutorial discretion.”  He added that just his office has been involved with some two dozen such cases brought by Kellett.

There are numerous calls for prosecutor Kellett’s disbarment.  A Change.org petition shows over 1,170 signatures.  National advocacy organizations such as S.A.V.E (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments), NCFM (National Coalition For Men), and AVFM (A Voice For Men) have filed ethics complaints calling for Kellett’s suspension and disbarment. According to attorney Robert Franklin of Father’s and Families® Kellett’s disbarment would be “richly deserved.”

The probable cause finding against a prosecutor is very rare, but as the Bar Commission attempts to answer calls for Kellett’s disbarment many remain skeptical.  District Attorney Careletta Bassano and Attorney General’s Office have dismissed the seriousness of the Bar Commission’s finding allowing Kellett to continue to prosecute men despite the pending disciplinary proceedings.  It has long been established by the Courts that prosecutors are to be held to much higher ethical and legal standards than other attorney’s because prosecutors represent the public and have a duty to seek truth and justice and not merely a conviction.   It remains uncertain whether prosecutor Mary Kellett will be held to such standards by the Maine Board of Overseers Bar Commission.

A Voice for Men is an advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual discrimination and promoting equal treatment under the law.

Contact: Paul Elam avoiceformen@yahoo.com

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