While working in the office Sunday, February 22nd, Stein received a letter, hand-delivered from a Deputy Attorney General of her quote “impending release.”
Stein says the letter said, “This action is being taken at the direction of the governor as part of the transition of the new administration.” The Governor’s spokesperson has so far declined repeated requests for an interview about why Stein was fired and maintains Governor Bill Walker can’t talk about it because it’s a personnel issue.
Carpeneti was tapped to be interim leader at the Bethel DA’s office after Stein’s departure. Stein’s last day is Monday, March 9th. Carpeneti’s last day is scheduled to be April 3rd.