Gov Baker: Troopers Should Lose Pension For Stealing Overtime Pay

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Governor Baker says the State Police Troopers who collected overtime pay for work they did not perform should lose their pensions. 

Governor Baker’s administration has referred about 40 troopers to the attorney general’s office as it investigates serious allegations of overtime pay fraud.

According to The Boston Globe, 17 of those Troopers recently retired to cash out on unused benefits and to lock in their pensions.

But the Governor believes they should not receive large payouts, if they’re convicted.

 “If these folks are guilty of stealing from the Commonwealth and stealing from the taxpayers and toll payers then they should pay the price, “ Baker said.

Two of the 3 Troopers charged with embezzlement in federal court last week retired in March.

Former Lt David Wilson will reportedly receive over $105,000 dollars each year, while trooper Paul Cesan is set to receive about $6,000- dollars per month.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

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