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More state police troopers investigated for overtime theft

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BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts State Police are investigating seven more troopers for overtime pay theft.

The Boston Globe reports the agency's ongoing audit of a troop that until recently patrolled the Massachusetts Turnpike found new troopers with questionable overtime shifts on Tuesday.

Current and former Troop E members have been linked to alleged fraud which led to the entire unit to be disbanded. A federal grand jury is examining whether supervisors were aware of the fraud.

Over 30 current and former troopers assigned to Troop E are under investigation for possible overtime abuse. Most of those troopers are now suspended without pay.

Five troopers due to face disciplinary hearing have chosen to retire instead.

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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