In a shocking turn of events, four current and former Massachusetts State Troopers have been charged in a commercial driver’s license bribery scheme. The scheme involved six individuals in total, all of whom have been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services fraud, and falsification of records.
The investigation into the scheme began in 2018, when the Massachusetts State Police received a tip about possible corruption within the department’s commercial vehicle enforcement unit. The investigation revealed that the four troopers charged in the scheme had accepted bribes in exchange for providing commercial driver’s licenses to unqualified individuals.
According to the indictment, the troopers accepted cash payments ranging from $500 to $2,000 in exchange for passing individuals who had failed the commercial driver’s license exam. The troopers also allegedly falsified records to cover up the scheme.
The six individuals charged in the scheme are: David Wilson, 57, of Charlton; David Njuguna, 28, of Webster; James M. Scartozzi, 40, of Mendon; Gregory Raftery, 47, of Westwood; John F. Giulino, 68, of Lanesborough; and Derek S. Rousseau, 30, of Webster.
The Massachusetts State Police have released a statement condemning the actions of the troopers involved in the scheme. “The alleged actions of these individuals are a betrayal of the public trust and the values of the Massachusetts State Police,” the statement read. “We will continue to work tirelessly to root out corruption and ensure that those who violate the law are held accountable.”
The investigation into the commercial driver’s license bribery scheme is ongoing, and more charges may be filed in the future. The four troopers charged in the scheme have been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
This case serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining integrity and honesty in law enforcement. The Massachusetts State Police are committed to upholding the law and ensuring that justice is served. As the investigation continues, the public can rest assured that those responsible for this scheme will be held accountable for their actions.
Massachusetts State Troopers Charged in Bribery Scheme
Four Troopers Among Six Charged in Commercial Driver’s License Scandal
- Four current and former Massachusetts State Troopers have been charged in a commercial driver’s license bribery scheme
- The troopers allegedly accepted cash payments in exchange for passing unqualified individuals on the commercial driver’s license exam
- The investigation into the scheme began in 2018 and is ongoing
- The Massachusetts State Police have condemned the actions of the troopers involved in the scheme and are committed to upholding the law
- The four troopers charged in the scheme have been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation