Friday, March 22, 2019

Trooper destroyed bogus traffic citations

The Feds have now more clear evidence of how State Cops got away with the OT scam. According to the Matt Rocheleau at the Globe, the carbon copies of the fake citations were destroyed. One of those copies went to the registry, courts and the offenders copy. It all makes sense now... faking the tickets and destroying the copies so no one was ever alerted. I wonder how much time he will get? In July he admitted to collecting 51k in OT for hours he didn't work in 2015 and 2016, the highest amount of money paid to any trooper involved with this scheme.

By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff  March 21, 2019
In a court filing, US prosecutors allege a former Massachusetts state trooper destroyed copies of traffic citations as part of his scheme to put in for hundreds of hours of overtime pay without doing the work.
Gregory Raftery, 48, of Westwood, wrote “bogus” traffic citations and submitted one copy of each phony ticket to the State Police to make it appear he had been working, according to a sentencing memo filed Thursday by prosecutors in US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office.
Then, prosecutors said, he destroyed the carbon copies of those fake citations instead of sending them to the courts and the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which hold hearings and process fines and penalties against drivers. He also destroyed the copies that would have gone to the offenders. Falsifying and destroying traffic citations, or even attempting to do so, is illegal under state law.


At March 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

I had to throw this in under the State Police. You may remember hearing about this trooper who raped his girlfriend and abused her over 4 years in his home. He now has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing, but the fair news is.. he's being fired. Amen. And I believe he will not get a pension in prison.

• The Associated Press
Massachusetts State Police have started termination proceedings against a trooper who has been convicted of raping his former girlfriend.
Robert Sundberg was found guilty Wednesday of multiple charges, including rape, strangulation, assault and stalking.
The 48-year-old Sundberg was arrested after the victim, who is also a state trooper, reported she was attacked at his Boxborough home in April 2016. Prosecutors said the assault was the culmination of a long history of abuse.
State police say they immediately suspended Sundberg without pay after hearing of his arrest.
A state police spokesman said Wednesday they hope the verdict "proves justice to the victim," and that the department has no tolerance for domestic violence.
Sundberg is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

At March 22, 2019 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every day we hear more horror stories about the behavior of these state cops. When is the governor going to say enough is enough?

At March 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this cop go to jail for sure or is he going to walk away with a slap on the hand and probation

At March 22, 2019 at 2:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All cops get away with criminal behavior. It comes with the badge

At March 22, 2019 at 3:11 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

Given the public outcry for justice lately I'm betting they both go away. The convicted rapist will go away longer imo.

At March 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope your right Jim

At March 22, 2019 at 5:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty soon the jails will be full of law enforcement and the street will be full of prisoners if this keeps up

At March 22, 2019 at 5:21 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

there's at least 49 more State cops to go to trial.

At March 26, 2019 at 11:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the joke of a sentence this guy got? So much to having justice prevail

At March 26, 2019 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

I'm more convinced than ever before...the courts are overly lenient with public safety employee's who have been convicted of felonies.
I hope he and the other 45 don't get their pensions.


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