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Up to $50,000* reward to whistleblower(s) who provide(s) the Maine Aquarium with significant information adding to and/or substantiating the on-hand evidence leading to the recovery of value lost and the conviction of persons involved in the fraud, corruption, and threats that forced the closure of the Maine Aquarium in July 1997 (at peak tourist season and at a time when the only travelling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution in all of New England was on display at the Maine Aquarium). These persons also forced the sale of its property (Maine Aquarium building and 70 acres fronting on U.S. Route 1 across the street from FunTown, U.S.A. in Saco, Maine) and more specifically situated at 783 Portland Road, Saco, Maine (prior to the 70 acres being subdivided by the new owner).
NOTE: Maine Aquarium exhibited live aquatic animals (harbor seals, penguins, sharks and fish of Maine and of the world in an educational and family oriented environment. It was open to the public on a "year round" basis (not just during the lucrative summer tourist season) for 12.5 years and never at any cost to taxpayers. It had over 1.5 million visitors plus 1/4 million students having visited the Maine Aquarium during scheduled school field trips and who experienced educational programs specifically designed by the educational department of the Maine Aquarium to each school's current curriculum of aquatic animal life. Please also note that the Maine Aquarium spent months of effort and expense toward donating all these aquatic animals to other public aquariums across the U.S. after the closure; several sharks had to be euthanized.
Also, up to $50,000* reward to whistleblower(s) who provide(s) the Maine Aquarium with significant information adding to and/or substantiating the on-hand evidence leading to the recovery of value lost and the conviction of persons involved in the fraud and corruption that caused the closure and ceasing of the five year re-development work-in-process for a renewed Maine Aquarium and the forced sale in April 2009 of its waterfront property which included a 160,000 s.f. concrete, fire proof building (federally recognized as a nuclear fallout shelter due to its significant structural strength), and a 2,100 s.f. steel building both upon a 3.54 acre site fronting on the Saco River and U.S. Route 1, abutting Amtrak and adjacent an 8.5 acre lot recently purchased by the City of Biddeford for $6.65 million, and more specifically situated as the combined properties situated at 59 Elm Street and 10 Gooch Street, Biddeford, Maine.
Amount of reward(s) shall be commensurate with level of significance of information provided by whistleblower(s).
Respond ASAP in absolute confidentiality to the Maine Aquarium via the form below OR, mail to: Legal, PO Box 107, Kennebunkport, ME 04046.
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This announcement paid and reward(s) shall be paid by the Maine Aquarium. (www.maineaquarium.org)
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