§2698. Investigation by Attorney General

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/22/title22sec2698.html
Published: 2015

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§2698. Investigation by Attorney General

The Attorney General, upon the Attorney General's own initiative or upon petition
of the commissioner or of 50 or more residents of the State, shall investigate suspected
violations of this subchapter. [1999, c. 786, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]

The Attorney General may require, by summons, the attendance and testimony of witnesses
and the production of books and papers before the Attorney General related to any
such matter under investigation. The summons must be served in the same manner as
summonses for witnesses in criminal cases, and all provisions of law related to criminal
cases apply to summonses issued under this section so far as they are applicable.
All investigations or hearings under this section to which witnesses are summoned
or called upon to testify or to produce books, records or correspondence are public
or private at the choice of the person summoned and must be held in the county where
the act to be investigated is alleged to have been committed, or if the investigation
is on petition, it must be held in the county in which the petitioners reside. The
expense of the investigation must be paid from the appropriation provided in Title
5, section 203. [1999, c. 786, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]

A Justice of the Superior Court may by order, upon application of the Attorney General,
compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, including
correspondence, and the giving of testimony before the Attorney General in the same
manner and to the same extent as before the Superior Court. Any failure to obey such
an order may be punishable by that court as a contempt. [1999, c. 786, Pt. A, §3 (NEW).]


1999, c. 786, §A3 (NEW).