Former gubernatorial candidate’s homes searched by police

March 24, 2022 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police have executed search warrants at two homes belonging to former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler.

Tax records indicate homes that were searched on Wednesday were owned by Eliot Cutler and his wife. No charges were filed.

A state police spokesperson confirmed that residences at those addresses were searched as part of a two-month investigation. But the spokesperson declined to provide additional details.

Cutler, 75, declined to comment to The Associated Press.

Law enforcement officials searched a home in Pine Street in Portland and a farmhouse on the waterfront in Brooklin.

Cutler, a wealthy lawyer, served as an aide to Democratic U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie and later as former President Jimmy Carter’s top adviser for environmental and energy issues.

He launched his first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 as an independent candidate, narrowly losing to Republican Paul LePage. He lost again to LePage in 2014.