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State To Appeal Dismissal Of Criminal Tax Evasion Charges
July 29, 2005
Attorney General Steve Rowe announced today that the State will appeal Superior Court Justice Roland Cole's decision to dismiss criminal tax evasion charges against Michael Falcone and James Jannetti. Justice Cole's decision was based on his finding that the term "domicile" was not adequately defined in the Maine Tax Code or case law for tax enforcement purposes for years 1997-2002.
Rowe explained, "The Maine Law Court should have the opportunity to review and decide this important issue of statutory interpretation."
JESSICA MAURER, SPECIAL ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, 207-626-8515