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Troopers sentenced to supervised release in overtime scandal

June 4, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A retired Massachusetts State Police lieutenant and a suspended trooper will serve supervised release after pleading guilty to collecting thousands of dollars in overtime pay for shifts they didn’t work.

Retired Lt. David Wilson and suspended Trooper Heath McAuliffe were each sentenced Tuesday to one day in prison, which they were deemed to have already served. The Boston Globe reports that both men apologized in brief statements read in Boston federal court.

Wilson was sentenced to two years of supervised release, with the first six months to be served in home detention. McAuliffe will serve one year supervised release, with the first six months in home detention.

Prosecutors had sought six months in prison for each of them.

Several other troopers have been charged in the overtime scheme.

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