Dana Pullman, the former union chief of Massachusetts’ State Police Association (SPAM), and Anne Lynch, a lobbyist who worked for the union, were arrested at their homes Wednesday morning and charged with conspiracy and obstruction.
Prosecutors allege that Pullman and Lynch conspired together to defraud the Police Association through bribes and kickbacks that Pullman received from Lynch. The pair is also accused of lying to investigators, obstructing the probe into State Police finances.
Officials say that in actuality, Pullman was running the union like “an old school mob boss,” embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from his fellow troopers’ dues and intimidating anyone who tried to investigate him.
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