FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Kerry A Gilpin issued a statement this evening on the conviction of former department member Gregory Raferty.
Former State Trooper Raftery, 47, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of embezzlement in U.S. District Court in Boston on Tuesday. The pleas was part of an ongoing investigation into overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police.
“This Department played a lead role in uncovering the overtime abuse that led to this conviction, and will continue to hold accountable any member who violates our Code of Conduct. The State Police will inform the State Retirement Board of this conviction, continue auditing overtime shifts, and continue to provide audit results to state and federal prosecutors for their review,” said Col. Gilpin.
“Anyone within our ranks who breaks the law does not represent who we are and the values we hold dear. Rest assured that no one is more disheartened by this illegal conduct than am I and the overwhelming majority of Troopers who exhibit integrity and bravery every day,” she said in a media statement.