BANGOR – The jury in the eight-day Robert Lindell trial came to a verdict Wednesday night.
The former Maine legislator faced 15 different charges that included theft by unauthorized taking, theft of federal income tax funds and intentional evasion of income tax. The jury found Lindell guilty of all 15 charges. They deliberated for just under seven hours.
“It always feels like it’s longer than it really is, but this was a complicated trial,” said Assistant Attorney General Gregg Bernstein. “There were fifteen counts and there were multiple decisions they had to make”
Due to the large amounts of money involved in this case, it will take a few months before an actual sentencing. Lindell’s defense attorney says him and his team will explore different options to get Lindell a new trial.
“We intend to pursue all legal options we have to maybe get a new trial or see what we can do to give Mr. Lindell another chance,” said Defense Attorney Zachary Brandmeir.
Brandmeir said if that doesn’t work, they’re prepared to file for an appeal.