Former state lawmaker found guilty of stealing millions from elderly women

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A former state lawmaker accused of theft and tax evasion was found guilty in a Bangor courtroom Wednesday night.

53-year old Robert Lindell Jr. was found guilty of stealing more than $3 million dollars from two elderly women and evaded taxes.

A jury deliberated for more than five hours to come up with that verdict.

"This was a complicated trial. There were 15 counts and there were multiple decisions they had to make so it's not surprising," said Assistant Attorney General, Gregg Bernstein.

"We has a plan in place in case this might happen and we plan to pursue," explained defense attorney, Zachary Brandmeir. "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."

Lindell could face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $20,000 dollars.

He could also wind up having to pay more than two million dollars in restitution.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.