Fetterman holds campaign event with another Soros-backed DA amid increased scrutiny on crime record
The D.A.’s chief counsel is running an election-season campaign fund-raiser on Aug. 27 in her district.
Fetterman holds campaign event with another Soros-backed DA amid increased scrutiny of crime record
AUGUSTA (TNS) — The chief counsel for the District Attorney in Maine’s rural, conservative 6th Judicial Circuit, based in the town of Knox, faces increased scrutiny from state and federal prosecutors, along with a flood of campaign fundraising requests, thanks to the work of one of the nation’s most prominent liberal political groups.
Federico Fetterman is among a number of prosecutors across the country being scrutinized for past investigations of their cases that have been covered by The New York Times and the Washington Post, and in the case of the New York Times and The Atlantic, by two state attorneys general — Schneiderman and Xavier Becerra.
Fetterman sits on the board of the Soros-linked Open Society Foundation and was chosen to be chief counsel for the district attorney in 2018, after he was first elected in 2010.
At the time of his election, the district attorney’s office in Knox had only two cases prosecuted per year.
Fetterman, who represents the District Attorney’s Office on the 6th Judicial Circuit, was selected to lead the office shortly after the indictment of former Knox Mayor John Haggerty, in which prosecutors alleged he and other high-ranking local officials were complicit in a pattern of organized crime and other crimes.
Fetterman has faced scrutiny in the past for his role in a 2013 investigation of the Knox City Council and city manager, which, according to The Atlantic, was a case where state Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office ultimately concluded that Fetterman did not follow proper protocol when he did not return a call from Becerra’s office for weeks.
In a press release announcing his appointment, Fetterman described himself as someone who has “proactively engaged in the public interest” through “ongoing discussions with the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the County District Attorney’s Office” since he was first elected.
In light of the ongoing scrutiny on his tenure as chief counsel of the District Attorney’s Office, Fetterman hosted a fundraiser in his district on Aug.