[size=14]Please see the update at the end of the thread. Hein pleaded guilty, and will spend 7 days in jail.
Augusta candidate charged with falsifying Clean Election contributions
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine House candidate from Augusta is facing a criminal charge after allegedly encouraging 13 people to falsely claim they made personal contributions to qualify him for Maine Clean Election Act funding.
Michael Hein, a Republican candidate for House District 57, faces one count of attempted theft by deception and is due in Augusta District Court on June 6...