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City Solicitor Michael Ciota released a full report of the investigation into ex-Police Capt.
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You know, "the problem with the Honor System" is not only an issue in Fitchburg, and there are other ways of finding out what really happened without going to the FBI. It happened in my city too:
WORCESTER A grand jury has concluded its investigation into allegations raised in 2008 by Police Chief Gary J. Gemme that several city police officers fraudulently manipulated their work schedules to earn overtime while testifying in court.
Look at this thievery! Here is a quote from that case that you mentioned!

"Officers maintain the practice of taking a vacation day or other justifiable time off on a scheduled court appearance day, then putting in for time-and-a-half pay for the appearance time is longstanding, and was particularly prevalent among officers working narcotics cases."

They will manipulate everything and anything they can! So they did this on purpose; it is all too funny!

Let me state; if you did this in any other profession; you would be FIRED!

Tascas case is still more criminal as it involved changing the entry into the books and using "mind time". Tasca committed Grand Larceny. He now claims that he only did it for these two weeks. His lawyer must of told him "stop confessing"! I am sure if he had the password, he was changing the books more than this one time! Imagine under Cronin and Kearns he must of been changing them all the time!

There is deffinitely more to uncover! Who has the passwords! What amount of accrued comp time do these guys have? What years did they take "no vacation" time? LMFAO

CORRUPTION!!!!!!

The worcester case is extremely interesting but it is like comparing apples and oranges!!
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Just the sense of entitlement in all these cases is amazing!! I wonder of the Fitchburg Police use their vacation time in this fashion?

More importantly; How many employees have access to the books like Tasca did?

If it is stated that only the chief has access that is still wrong. And it raises questions on how tasca got access, and how many employees have access to change information??

I studied Computerized accounting and they all require passwords in order to change data!

Tasca states that they all did it; so what would stop him from "always doing it?" Especially where he went in and changed the entry!!!!

By the way (my dear critics) corrupt police supporters , this is a job only the FBI could achieve as they have unique tools in uncovering this type of corruption! Start with a forensic accountant!!

Look at years where they accumulated the most accrued comp! Upon finding these unique postings then scan the books for similar postings!

Where is that "honor system" proponent? LMFAO
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"Tasca admits to going into the computer system and changing days first entered as vacation time to a category called
"Other Time/Union/Department." "

I wonder how many "honor system employees " had access to the books in the FPD????????

"Officers maintain the practice of taking a vacation day or other justifiable time off on a scheduled court appearance day, then putting in for time-and-a-half pay for the appearance time is longstanding, and was particularly prevalent among officers working narcotics cases."

How many Fitchburg Police officers want this post to dissapear????

Where is Lincoln st.?? LMFAO; The Honor System!!!!
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Tasca embezzled the Worcester police manipulated!

The Worcester police were given court dates so they in turn put in for a vacation day ahead of time. When that day came, they woke up and said "oh good a day off, I'll go to the beach"; then they remembered "oh I have a court appearance today", Oh, well I'll skip the beach and do my duty and appear in court but I'll have to put in for overtime as I will be working on a day off!!

Hey Honor System proponent; do you think they thought about the fact they were taking away from law enforcement efforts by depleting extra monies out of the account that could be used for legitimate law enforcement???? LMFAO

Wake up "honor system proponents"!LMAO
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Honor System wrote:
"Tasca admits to going into the computer system and changing days first entered as vacation time to a category called
"Other Time/Union/Department." "
I wonder how many "honor system employees " had access to the books in the FPD????????
"Officers maintain the practice of taking a vacation day or other justifiable time off on a scheduled court appearance day, then putting in for time-and-a-half pay for the appearance time is longstanding, and was particularly prevalent among officers working narcotics cases."
How many Fitchburg Police officers want this post to dissapear????
Where is Lincoln st.?? LMFAO; The Honor System!!!!
Captians sign off on payroll
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Jan 16, 2010
 
For one thing, this investigation, REQUIRES a federal investigation.

Why?

1. Who was MAYOR for a large part of this mess with the FPD. MYLOTT.

2. WHO was it when the city was broke, and needed MORE money for the FPD, and went to Beacon Hill to then Governor Romney which was just so that Tasca could have all his comp time piled up. MYLOTT.

3. WHO wouldn't do ANYTHING to investigate the Bruce Richards Situation. TASCA AND MYLOTT.

4. Who wouldn't do anything to Kearns, Louney, and Tasca, and allowed them to have their way with the FPD. MYLOTT.

So Pleazze Mr. G-Man, come to Fitchburg, as your timing is SO OVER DUE, and investigate this Department and help Mayor Wong and Chief DeMoura clean the corruption once and for all.

And, to all those Mylott-heads out their, who backed the doddering fool who blinked and nodded, and turned a blind eye to the corruption and, put the city into financial ruins, do the world a favor.

Please take a plane to Haiti, and jump out....preferrably without a parachute.

Because if you like corruption, and living in a dump of a city, you can have it all, in Haiti!
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The FPD is in "cover up mode"; it has been since the day Tasca stated this comment!

"Tasca conceded that the comp time was not calculated inside a database, and that those working on the administrative level in the Police Department keep track of comp time on their own, based on how many extra hours they put in during a work week."

I wonder how many people logged into the data base to change postings after Tasca stated this?

The city needs investigative expertise assistance from the "corruption unit" that the FBI has set up to uncover crimes committed and cover up with the use of a computer!

These guys can probably change data from their houses!
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Jan 16, 2010
 
I am wondering if the Fitchburg Police are guilty of what the worcester police are guilty of?

The seven worcester cops ultimately sold their sick days for 150% instead of accruing the sick time and purchasing it later for 60%.

What a scam! We may need a police force to police the police!!! Wow!

I guess Tasca made out as he used "mind time"(non existing) and cashed it in!

The funniest thing of it all is they really believe they are entitled to cheat and steal!!! How can they justify throwing other crooks in jail??
Fire the entire FPD

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Thats because Kevin is a ****....
Kevin is a better person than you will ever be in life! Hey Seriously do you see all the out of country post? You are a trouble maker!

If your Father is Paul MacNamarra, I could then understand your ignorant,rude and disrespectful mouth! Paul is a criminal!
No internal controls

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Jan 18, 2010
 
When are we going to get the details of the entire investigation? What is the verdict of the non existent Internal Affairs unit? You know the one that is created in order "to protect the citizens from abuse of authority"!

This is a neccessary part of law enforcement! Are things going to continue concerning this department and it's cliques? These cliques are ruining our society!
Darn Tootin from W Newton

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civil service wrote:
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You know, "the problem with the Honor System" is not only an issue in Fitchburg, and there are other ways of finding out what really happened without going to the FBI. It happened in my city too:
WORCESTER A grand jury has concluded its investigation into allegations raised in 2008 by Police Chief Gary J. Gemme that several city police officers fraudulently manipulated their work schedules to earn overtime while testifying in court.
Thank you for pointing out to the Topix Forum Readers another one of the virtually countless scams that the police run in order to fleece the Taxpayers out of their money.

I have heard from a very reliable source that the police in other towns also use this same scam. As you point out, they put in for a vacation day for a day that they know they are required to appear in court for. Then, they get time and a half pay instead of straight time pay for the court appearance.

It's just another of the countless ways that Taxpayer dollars go towards lining the pockets of our lawmen; instead of going towards fighting crime.

By the way; the cops feel that there is nothing wrong with pulling this scam. They have convinced themselves that they deserve it.
No internal controls

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Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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Thank you for pointing out to the Topix Forum Readers another one of the virtually countless scams that the police run in order to fleece the Taxpayers out of their money.
I have heard from a very reliable source that the police in other towns also use this same scam. As you point out, they put in for a vacation day for a day that they know they are required to appear in court for. Then, they get time and a half pay instead of straight time pay for the court appearance.
It's just another of the countless ways that Taxpayer dollars go towards lining the pockets of our lawmen; instead of going towards fighting crime.
By the way; the cops feel that there is nothing wrong with pulling this scam. They have convinced themselves that they deserve it.
I would like to know if they are doing this in Fitchburg. We need a straight answer. So they get paid for the vacation day and then paid again time and a half for attending court. They spend ten minutes if that testifying what do they use the rest of the time for?

This fact gets to me: " the cops feel that there is nothing wrong with pulling this scam. They have convinced themselves that they deserve it."

In Fitchburg this fact of entitlement is fluid throughout the department. They have been doing nothing but spending time on coming up with ways to fleece the taxpayer! There are no controls.

I was walking my dog around the block, there was two ambulances and two police cruisers in front of this house on Friday night. I thought it was a huge deal because the rest of Fitchburg was being covered by the other two. Monday to Friday 8-4 they have a full force doing NOTHING!

They need to arm the citizens of Fitchburg if they are going to continue to put us in harms way!
disclose or resign

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Dec 7, 2010
 
Time to disclose or resign!
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Time to disclose or resign!
You do realize that this story is almost a year old? You are one sick freak.
End the clique

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You do realize that this story is almost a year old? You are one sick freak.
It is all about accountability. If a resident of Fitchburg gets harmed due to the inactions of this Mayor or the Chief then the city can be held liable.

There are other officers involved and as the citys' attorney pointed out, what Tasca has done equates to Larceny! We cannot allow two standards of law.

The clique is pointed out at length in these articles! This clique was suppose to be dismantled! It has not and there actions that the members of the fpd refuse to address are putting the public in harms way! JRs is a known hangout of this clique! Police cruisers are constantly parked in this lot! Others are perched under the commuter rail which positions them with a birds eye view of the law breaking at JRs!

This is going to stop! It will no longer be allowed. The citizens of fitchburg have been plagued by this clique for over a decade! This clique still holds positions within the fpd and are operating illegally! They continue to recieve promotions and they continue to refuse to cite violators of this clique! I have personal approached patrolmen who told me to complain to the Chief. So I did along with this mans number from his cruiser and nothing was done; this is clear evidence of corruption!
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Tasca and Cronin were NOT buddies, Tasca and Louney took credit and were proud of the fact that they drove Cronin out.
They also predicted with glee that they would do the same to DeMoura and any who follwed them. We've seen how that turned out.
I remember this entire charade

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