Vladek Filler describes his anguish after Kellett hearing concludes

Yesterday AVFM News brought you breaking coverage of Mary Kellett’s sentencing hearing in Portland, Maine concerning her misconduct during the Vladek Filler trial. She was found guilty last year by the Overseers of the Bar of the ethical breaches of withholding exculpatory evidence and making misleading statements to a jury. In a plea deal, Kellett agreed to a 30 day suspension on the condition that she complete a 6 hour course in prosecutorial ethics. Judge Ellen Gorman promptly suspended the suspension saying that she intends to impose the recommendation by the end of this week after further review, but for now Kellett is free to practice law and it is still unclear whether she will face any consequences at all for her misconduct.

The justification for the move was there was no one to replace Kellett. Correspondent Chris Caldwell asked one of Kellett’s lawyers if, during the closed-door meeting with members of the Bar in which the plea deal was struck, Kellett’s punishment was suspended to deter any case re-openings in which Kellett could be found guilty of misconduct resulting in overturned convictions. Caldwell did not receive an answer.

Kellett, who has handled over 10,000 cases in her ten years as a prosecutor, said during a statement of apology during the hearing “I regret the harm my mistakes caused. While I did not intentionally violate the bar rules, my actions did violate the bar rules.”

Vladek Filler was given fifteen minutes to speak and read from a prepared impact statement available here.

  “No matter what the evidence showed; no matter what recorded admissions my wife made at the DA office and to law enforcement; no matter what revelations were discovered;  no matter what the State crime lab reports said; no matter what I, the older children, or other witnesses reported to investigators–nothing stopped prosecutor Mary Kellett from forcing this case to go forward through abuse of her position of trust and power as a State prosecutor.”

This is the first time in the state’s history a prosecutor was suspended for misconduct.

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Bob O'Hara is the U.S. News Director for A Voice for Men. He is a men's rights activist living in the Washington, D. C. area who has done work with S.A.V.E. and is the host of a weekly radio show with news and analysis on men's and boys' issues.

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  • scatmaster

    “I regret the harm my mistakes caused.

    No you do not!! I do not believe you!!

    • feeriker

      Note that she said “mistakes – NOT misconduct.

      I was going to say “Burn in Hell, Mary Kellett!” but I don’t think that she deserves any such warm respite from bitter cold Maine.

      • http://www.CanadaCourtWatch.com Attila L. Vinczer

        Her flesh and soul is so cold she could freeze the warmth of the sun.

      • Murray Pearson

        Her mistakes — like getting caught. CRUCIFY HER!

    • Kimski

      Yeah, pretty amazing that she can testify to have “philosophical issues” with upholding certain aspects of the law, and then take the stand and lie about her regrets, without anyone calling her out on it.

      I’ll give her a month or two, and she’ll be right back to doing things ‘the feminist way’. You know, where men are guilty by definition, women always innocent victims, and a bigoted ideology stands above the law.

    • OneHundredPercentCotton

      Oh, I believe her, alright….

      “I regret the harm my mistakes caused….ME”.

      • Jared Spencer

        Crap! Caught red handed! Um…. say I’m “sorry” and that these are just simple mistakes that poor little me could never be reasonably put to task for. Blarg.

      • SineNomine

        This. It’s the “I’m sorry I got caught” response.

      • SineNomine

        This. It’s the old “I’m sorry (I got caught)” response.


      I would love to see the the mens rights movement is big enough to sue her for everything she has.

      • SineNomine

        I’d like to see this too. Unfortunately she probably has prosecutorial immunity, a concept that I would like to see greatly diminished or discarded, especially for cases like this.

  • feeriker

    My heart really goes out to Vladek in the aftermath of this tragedy. If there is a big, bright, blinding silver lining to this very dark cloud, it is this: he, and many others along with him, now see the rabid wolf behind the sheep’s clothing, the turd underneath the worn-off glitter, and recognize the stench of raw sewage now that the lilac scent has dissipated. In other words, they now see the system for exactly what it is and long has been: a sham, a travesty, a crime, a farce.

    It pains me to know that Vladek –and probably other men in his position who went before him– had to go through so much pain and suffering before this became apparent. However, with this experience behind him, he and others who have followed his case now can move forward without any illusions, the last vestiges of any naivete they had about fairness and justice gone. How things will play out from here on and what will be anyone’s next move in making things right is anyone’s guess, but one thing’s for sure: the days of “working within the system for change” are definitely OVER.

  • http://www.CanadaCourtWatch.com Attila L. Vinczer

    This bitch needs to be hung from the gallows. Her sentencing is an insult as she continues to laugh at the men she has horrifically harmed.

  • SineNomine

    Absolutely disgusting, but I’m not at all surprised that the legal system circled the wagons to protect one of its own. In a just world, untainted by feminist ideology, Kellett would be disbarred permanently. Unfortunately, we do not live in such a world.

  • Mr. XY

  • theoutside

    Interesting to see and hear her. She seems younger, kind of introverted — socially disconnected, no concept of how to relate to the situation she’d created, still less the emotions in others (perhaps in herself, but there maybe not so much: she does not really have them and has difficulty recognizing them in others). She is small, soft, and embarrassed: it all seems overblown; she was only doing her job. She and the judge — frowzy and not too bright — seem like small bookish people who find, to their awkward discomfort, that they have stepped in something — dog shit — and now want to shed it from themselves as unobtrusively as possible. So that they can move forward in their real work: constructing the feminist utopia.

  • Mr. XY

    Yeah….don’t get too close to the cage. That beast would bite your head off and not blink an eye. I wonder how many innocent men she sent to prison. She conducted 10,000 prosecutions in 10 years in a county that only has 26,000 people.

    • theoutside

      Amazing number. I didn’t know that.

      So then what about gathering them all into a group — a class, for a class action?

      That’s what has to happen. And strikes, pickets, slow downs, boycotts.

  • theoutside

    Actually, I think something is being missed. This [semi][pseudo]apology is yet significant. It may well be the first time that one of these official feminist commissars has ever had to apologize publicly in any way, to any degree at all. At all. At that level of the feminist governance system (Asst. DA, after all; not too shabby. That’s even better than full professor at some high up university.) ABSOLUTE arrogance and ABSOLUTE immunity are the norm.

    So to have to stand up and say all that, and then sneak out the back door….She views it as a major humiliation.

    Their playbook is known, and they know that it is. And they are beginning to get nervous.

    Lets get in touch with their Senators.Cohen is at least intelligent. King has sponsored the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, which means he’s very concerned about economic issues and may be looking to funnel some federal infrastructure development credit toward his state. But who would do such work (things like rebuilding roads, bridges, the increasingly fragile electric grid, etc.)? Men. Ask him did he ever think of that.

    They cannot possibly like the way this makes their state look, and may be fearful of broader repercussions.

    Keep the pressure on.