No bail for ex-Frankfort lawmaker accused of bilking two elderly women of millions

FRANKFORT, Maine (WABI) - A judge denied bail Tuesday for a former lawmaker from Frankfort accused of stealing upwards of $3 million from two elderly women, as well as tax evasion.

53-year-old Robert Lindell, Jr. faces more than a dozen charges.

He was initially arrested in March of last year.

Lindell is a broker and financial adviser who moved to California in 2014.

He served one term in the House of Representatives in 2004.

The Attorney General's Office says while Lindell was in Maine, he handled the estate of a 92-year-old woman in Belfast who died in 2012.

He also managed the Maine assets for a woman in her 80's, living in France.

Lindell was out on bail when prosecutors say he violated his bail this spring, by managing finances, again.

A judge agreed and revoked Lindell's bail.

He'll stay in jail until his trial, which is expected this fall.