|Affiliation||New York State Senate|
Accessory to murder
|Family||George Pagolis (husband)|
She was considering running for Mayor of New York City, and would have been the first female to hold that office. Her career, however, was hurt by the actions of her husband, who was indicted for embezzlement and also had dealings with the Mob.
She had raised large amounts of money for charities working for battered women.
However in Albatross she is also shown as a battered wife that was constantly humiliated by her husband and planted listening devices on him as a revenge. After a friendly judge is murdered, she becomes a suspect. Although they ultimately arrest another suspect, Goren and Eames also uncover Maureen knew about the plan, because one of her devices was unknowingly carried by the killer, but did nothing for both wanting her husband dead and later for fear of being implicated on it.
She is currently serving her sentence in Bedford Hills and lost her position as a politician as a result.