About 17,000 trademarks on petitions he notarized were thrown out by state election officials who said the notary`s signature at the bottom didn`t match the signature they carried file. The trademarks would have helped bring the numbers to the needed total to obtain on the ballot.
In 2007, Mendros pleaded guilty to three counts of incorrect recommendation of oath coming from abuse of his notary commission. According to the Sun Journal in Lewiston, he was fined $1,000 for one of the counts and $500 each for two others. His notary commission was not suspended in the case.
Olympics Consulting is also linked to abnormalities in another disqualified petition drive that would allow a casino in York County.