A former Franklin County assistant district attorney was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for her role in an alleged illegal $13 million marijuana operation in western Maine.
Kayla Alves, 36, was among a handful of public officials who faced charges in connection with the sprawling marijuana operation run by Lucas Sirois of Farmington. She was among 13 people charged in connection with the operation, and among the first to be sentenced.
Alves deleted text messages that showed she alerted her neighbor, former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Bradley Scovil, that federal authorities were investigating him and another former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy, Derrick Doucette, for their roles in a conspiracy to help Sirois sell $13 million worth of illegal marijuana in the state and outside of Maine, according to federal prosecutors.
She pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with documents as part of a plea agreement in March.
Ahead of Alves’ sentencing, federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Lance Walker to sentence the former prosecutor to between zero and six months in jail, a sentence well under federal sentencing guidelines for the charge to which she pleaded guilty, according to court records.
In the government’s sentencing memo, federal prosecutors said Alves’ conduct was “extremely serious” and “betrayed her law enforcement confidences in her care” by abusing her…