July 18, 2019

Ex-lawmaker offers plea in public funding case

AUBURN – A former state legislator has agreed to plead guilty to multiple misdemeanor theft charges stemming from improper use of public campaign money.

According to court documents, William Walcott, 36, of Prentiss will plead guilty at a court hearing next week. Felony theft charges will be dropped as part of a plea agreement. Walcott formerly lived in Lewiston and was indicted last year on charges that he spent $4,874 in campaign money for personal use and lied about how it was spent.

Walcott represented Lewiston in the Legislature for four years.

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