Feds arrest three state troopers on theft charges

WCVB reports the three troopers - two now retired - were assigned to Troop E on the turnpike, which State Police disbanded after the station reported on potential overtime abuse there. More to come after an 11 a.m. press conference by the US Attorney's office.

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wow

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Do you think this means there could possibly be others abusing paid details and overtime?

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I am shocked,SHOCKED, to find

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Overtime abuse at the MSP.

The quote is in good fun but throw the book at these shitbags.
I'd be shocked if their worst offenses were merely stealing time.

Look at their investigations and testimony.

They're dirty if allegations are true.

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High crime rate among Mass. State Troopers

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Just doing some rough math here, based on 35 accused troopers out of 2,300... that comes out to a robbery rate of 1,521 per 100,000. Far worse than the national average. Surely something must be done-- these aren't "a few bad apples". So , "Troopers are our best protection"? More like "Statistically, troopers are more likely to be committing a crime today than the average person."

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Charlie Baker to Staties

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You made it personal this is business you can kiss the Seaport goodbye.

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Nice. Lock these criminals up

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Nice. Lock these criminals up. One of the three was making 230,000 per year. That is ridiculous. No cop is worth that much. The dumbest asshole you went to high school with is probably a cop and is probably making more money than you despite them having no education or skills.

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Somebody

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making more money than you makes you an asshole?

If that's the case, then we're all assholes, except Jeff Bezos, or according to some sources, Vladimir Putin. Something about that doesn't quite fit.

But hey, at least we're all in it together. Except Bezos/Putin. Assholes.

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I'm way too amused...

by the fact that one post mentions "the dumbest asshole...having no education or skills", and the follow-up is another post stating "...your the asshole" (rather than you're).

Nothing of importance, other than an amusing moment.

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Fixed!

Fat fingers on this asshole. Plus I'm sitting at my $150,000 pool that Kinipio paid for and the glare is tough out here!

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Hey, they get plenty of education

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And get automatic raises when they do, thanks to the Quinn Bill. The only sure way to turn college education into guaranteed money-- guaranteed because the taxpayers are on the hook for it. Absolute joke, and something no politician in their right mind would go against, as mentioned elsewhere.

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The Donald Trump of UHub

The Donald Trump of UHub strikes again.
Kinopio says shithole states, Donald Trump says shithole countries.
Kinopio calls all drivers criminals because of any given incident, Donald Trump says South American immigrants are all criminals.
And your posts here are much like the raving lunatic tweets from Donald Trump.
Your parents must be proud.

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globe secondary article on how this was proven is pretty damning

The globe has an "how were they caught" article up that is pretty fascinating. Basically the criminal troopers took lots of steps to hide their fraud but they did not know that their personal and cruiser radios actually send signals back to the mothership when they are turned on and then turned off. Because the signals pass through a set of towers (the location of which also seems to be logged) they also have a rough idea of where the radio and cruiser was when it was turned on or off.

Long story short they have radio contact data showing that (for example) on the day a trooper claimed 8-hours of overtime doing highway safety patrols -- the radio records showed that the radio in the trooper's personally assigned cruiser was not even on or active for the period reported in the payroll record

Similar data was pulled from computer systems and criminal history lookups but the radio data seems most complete

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Public corruption

Huge division in The Boston FBI office. I'm surprised some of this stuff isn't reported more.

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Definitely

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Not just here, but in many places - people cover for each other - and conspire.

Several years ago a local developer got several million dollars in property tax credit saying that without the credit, they couldn't complete their project slated for BPDA approval (worth north of a billion dollars). I always wondered how the BPDA could do this and never have to justify it and why the City Council and state economic board rubber stamp these programs.

Turns out the developer him/herself has to sign an affidavit saying this is true - so they are on the hook if they are lying - not the public officials. Of course the developer had signed such a document. I called a local "power that is" and told him/her that the next time I see this I'm going to the FBI -because I'd heard that they will investigate this more thoroughly than the state who is often in cahoots with these projects.

Perhaps for some completely different reason, but I haven't seen anyone try to use this program since my call. I'll chalk it up to coincidence or maybe political optics in a strong real estate market.

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Federal DOT funds

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apparently because some of the detail time was paid for with federal DOT funds. If true, that would put this squarely in the federal jurisdiction (and we can be confident that the feds have jurisdiction, because the US Attorney would almost certainly have not brought charges if that wasn't clear).

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