AUGUSTA — Gov. John Baldacci has directed his chief legal counsel to look into an assault charge against a member of the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Fifty-four-year-old Anthony Monfiletto of Portland pleaded guilty last week to an incident that happened last fall while he was attending a three-day workers’ compensation conference in Carrabassett Valley. Police say he attacked 43-year-old Scott Spencer at Sugarloaf’s Widowmaker Lounge.

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting says it was the second assault charge against Monfiletto while on the board. The first happened in 1998, a year after he was appointed.

Monfiletto, a former Bath Iron Works employee, is now serving his fourth term on the board. The governor has the authority to remove him for “neglect of duty” or “malfeasance.”