Attorney for Guantanamo detainee may lose license in Maine

BANGOR – A Maine defense attorney who once represented prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison has been indicted on multiple criminal charges, and prosecutors are recommending that he be disbarred, according to reports. court records.

Scott Fenstermaker was charged with criminal mischief, assault, reckless conduct and attempted theft in November, according to records.

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Fenstermaker told the Bangor Daily News that the November charges were filed after an argument arose while he was trying to convince the owner of the towing company to release the vehicle. of his client from the campus. He said he was working as a lawyer at the time and “it’s not like I go out and break into houses in my spare time”.

The court case against Fenstermaker is currently awaiting a new judge. In a letter from the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, the prosecutor working on Fenstermaker’s case is requesting that he be suspended.

Fenstermaker worked as a lawyer in New York for thirty years and was a former representative of a person who the prosecution said was a messenger for Osama bin Laden, the Daily News reported.

He was also formerly in a group of lawyers in Maine who were qualified to represent people who could not afford a lawyer. The agency that oversees the list of lawyers has prevented him from taking cases, said Justin Andrus, the executive director of the commission, in the newspaper.

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