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Editor’s Note: When the MSP announced today that 21 troopers are being investigated by the AG they initially stated that one of the 21 was retired and one was suspended without pay. This fits the profile of Dan Risteen and Leigha Genduso, so we contacted the MSP and they would not clarify. Normally reliable sources were reporting to us that it was them so we printed what they told us, assuming that if it was not true we would find out shortly thereafter. It worked out perfectly to plan, and now we know for sure that it was two other troopers. Either way they’re still scumbags and we have more coming on them.
Masslive: More than 20 State Troopers, including one who is retired, are being investigated for allegedly receiving payment for shifts they may not have worked. Authorities say they are still considering whether criminal charges will be warranted. State Police Col. Kerry Gilpin announced Tuesday morning during a press conference at the Framingham State Police Headquarters that 19 active troopers, one department member who recently retired and one who is currently suspended without pay due to another investigation, face duty status hearings after an internal audit revealed discrepancies between overtime shifts that were paid out and overtime shifts that were worked.
“Depending on the outcome of the hearings, these members face a potential change in their duty status, up to and including suspension without pay while the investigation into the apparent pay discrepancies is conducted,” Gilpin said.
He did not release the identities of the troopers involved in the investigation. The investigation has been handed off to the Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, where the AG will determine next steps.
“An internal State Police audit of AIRE (Accident Injury Reduction Effort) patrol shifts assigned to officers within Troop E found evidence that shifts assigned were not always worked and that troopers were still paid despite not having shown up for their shift,” state police said in a previous statement. “The findings of the internal audit were sufficient to merit further investigation.”
Gee whiz, I wonder who this could be:
“one department member who recently retired and one who is currently suspended without pay due to another investigation”
Shockingly it was NOT them this time. Although would anyone be surprised if it was? Here’s the real culprits:
Turns out it was trooper Eric Chin who was caught, because he gave a speeding ticket to a motorist who appealed it in court. The motorist noticed that the date on her violation copy was different than the date on the court complaint. The ticket was dismissed.
Example: A trooper writes 5 tickets on a Wednesday. He has an OT shift on a Thursday. He will use the same 5 tickets for the OT shift. He would write the date of the OT shift on the court copies. Many times they wouldn’t show up for the OT. How lazy and corrupt can you be? I don’t think these guys put much effort into their regular shifts.
Supervisor’s job was to make sure the Troopers are on time and ready to work. Obviously, that was not done. If an out of state motorist is given a ticket, the chances of them appealing is remote. All of the people who were given bogus tickets should have them dismissed and the money they paid for fines returned.
What a swamp the MSP is. Eric Chin made over $300,000 in 2016!! That’s INSANE!! Way to keep a low profile you greedy mother fucker. If you wanna make that much money by working 100 hours a week and never seeing your family then more power to ya. But this dipshit couldn’t be bothered to show up. He CONSPIRED to do this. He planned it ahead of time. Even worse is supervisor couldn’t be bothered to make sure he actually showed up for work that day. Imagine how awesome it would be if you got paid to work and your boss didn’t even know if you were there? Good times.
Here’s how you know that press conference was complete bullshit, and the new Colonel is hardly any different from the people she replaced:
“Integrity, honesty, and accountability are core values of the MSP. Those are values that Governor Baker and Secretary Bennett expect and demand.”
Governor Baker “demands” accountability?
Dude hasn’t even said a WORD about the fact that a drug dealer who the state police themselves investigated, ended up becoming a state trooper. Not a peep. In what remote planet is that “accountability??” If there were actual accountability he’d stop everything he’s doing and leave no stone unturned until he weeded out all the rats.
Oh, and Secretary Dan Bennett sure has displayed a lot of honesty and accountability for his role in Biblowgate. Remember, our sources insist that he was actively involved in ordering that Alli Bibaud’s arrest report be altered to avoid embarrassing information being presented in court. And everything our sources told us turned out to be true. Everything.
Meanwhile, Attorney Lenny Kesten, who is suing the MSP on behalf of the two troopers involved in Biblowgate, claims that he has damning information on Secretary Bennett:
Kesten, who has also claimed that the case will prove that the order to alter Bibaud’s report also involved Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett (his office has denied this allegation), has said that the discovery process will vindicate his client.
Sceviour claimed in his opposition to the McKeon’s motion to dismiss that Anderson’s previous statements, heard by multiple State Police witnesses, will show that “District Attorney Joseph Early, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Risteen, and Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett, participated in the conspiracy.”
The guy leading the press conference is just as dirty as the troopers who are now under investigation for bilking the taxpayers.
It’s an insult to our intelligence to parade this guy around like he did nothing wrong.
Speaking of accountability with Dan Bennett, this is a guy who Charlie Baker never bothered to investigate. As a matter of fact on November 9, the first time he ever publicly spoke about Biblowgate, he exonerated him of all wrongdoing:
“It’s a serious set of allegations, it’s a significant set of issues and I don’t believe in making decisions on stuff like this without having had a chance to fully vet everything that’s in front of us, which we’re going to do and we’re going to do quickly,” Baker told reporters at the State House on Thursday.
“Look, as I said, those are serious allegations,” Baker said. “It’s very important that the facts associated with them be properly vetted. For example, one of the ‘facts’ in there was that Dan Bennett was somehow involved in this … He wasn’t. Incontrovertibly was not.”
But please Colonel Gilpin, tell me more about how
accountabilityis a core value of Governor Baker. He exonerated his buddy, who he appointed to this high paying office, in 30 seconds. He has not been looked at AT ALL!! This is what accountability looks like to the new Colonel?
Speaking of accountability, what about her?
Former Colonel Marian McGovern was Leah’s bestie who helped get her into the academy. She also got a tax free pension (saving her $25,000 a year) due to a “heart condition.” But yet here she is on Facebook posting pictures of herself after a high intensity cardio workout:
If another trooper can be investigated and possibly lose his pension even though he is retired, then why can’t she? How much has this woman STOLEN from us? I work my ass off to pay taxes so that this crook can scam the system, pretend to have a serious heart condition, and avoid paying taxes the rest of her life?
Puh-lease. They’re throwing us a bone by going after two people we already know are corrupt and a bunch of other low ranking troopers. That’s fine and all, but we want the big fish. Because until that’s done the problem has not been addressed.