02 / 14 / 2019
  - 01:38:08 PM
Suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper From Hopkinton Has Agreed To Plead Guilty

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper from Hopkinton has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police. 40-year old Heath McAuliffe of Hopkinton, agreed to plead guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. A date for the plea hearing has not yet been scheduled. According to court documents, McAuliffe was a Trooper assigned to Troop E, which he was responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic regulations along the Massachusetts Turnpike. In 2016, McAuliffe earned approximately $164,680, which included approximately $60,908 in overtime pay. In 2015, McAuliffe earned approximately $180,215, which included approximately $83,496 in overtime pay. McAuliffe was paid for overtime shifts that he did not work at all, for which he arrived late, and from which he left early. McAuliffe concealed his fraud by submitting fraudulent citations designed to create the appearance that he had worked overtime hours that he had not, and, falsely claimed in paperwork and payroll entries that he had worked the entirety of his overtime shifts. McAuliffe agreed to plead guilty to collecting $7,860 for overtime hours that he did not work between August of 2015 and August of 2016. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the government will make a recommendation of a sentence of between six to twelve months incarceration. 

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