It was with sadness that I learned of the new indictment brought against Jim Tobin. I have known Jim for many years through our children’s school and our church. My family and I have volunteered with him repairing homes in Eastport, on mission trips to Honduras and in church board meetings. Jim Tobin is one of the finest people I know. He is a real gentleman, kind, thoughtful and always concerned about the welfare of others. He gives much to the Bangor community as an active parent, a reliable friend for many, and perhaps most of all as a role model for countless children and adults in the Bangor area.
Jim Tobin is a victim of the worst kind of partisan politics. He has been acquitted once, and the same prosecutors are going after him again. The facts upon which they base their new indictment have been known for five years, so why are they waiting until now to bring charges? This indictment is an insult not only to Jim and his family, but to the entire Bangor community. Enough is enough.