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Eighth Massachusetts State Trooper Sentenced in Overtime Abuse Investigation

On May 26, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts sentenced Daren DeJong, a retired Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Trooper, to 2 years of probation, including 6 months of home confinement; $5,500 in fines; and $14,062 in restitution. In January 2019, DeJong pleaded guilty to embezzling from an agency receiving Federal funds. While assigned to the MSP Troop E, which was responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic regulations, DeJong received payment for overtime shifts without working some or all of the billed hours. DeJong was the eighth Massachusetts State Trooper to be charged and sentenced in this investigation.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.