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Thursday, October 12, 2017

BOSTON POLICE OFFICER INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH STEALING MONEY FROM EVIDENCE ROOM, ATTEMPTED MONEY LAUNDERING AT PLAINRIDGE CASINO

BOSTON POLICE OFFICER INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH STEALING MONEY FROM EVIDENCE ROOM, ATTEMPTED MONEY LAUNDERING AT PLAINRIDGE CASINO

BOSTON  A Boston Police Officer has been indicted in connection with stealing money from the Boston Police Department’s evidence room and attempting to launder it at Plainridge Park Casino.
 A Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted Joseph Nee, age 44, today on the charges of Larceny over $250 and money laundering (one count each). He will be arraigned on the charges in Suffolk Superior Court on October 30.
Nee is a Boston Police Officer assigned to the Evidence Management Unit in Hyde Park. He has been with the Department since 1998.
The charges are the result of a joint investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit assigned to the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit and the Attorney General’s Gaming Enforcement Division.
 Authorities allege that in January 2017, Nee stole approximately $2,000 from the file of a closed bank robbery case. The stolen money was identified by the traces of red dye left from an anti-theft dye pack that discharged during the bank robbery. Authorities identified the theft when Nee fed some of the stolen cash into slot machines at Plainridge Park Casino. He then allegedly redeemed the stolen money at a kiosk at Plainridge for cash that wasn’t tainted with red dye.
All of these charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Pat Hanley, Chief of AG Healey’s Gaming Enforcement Division with assistance from Paralegal Zach Gregoric, also of the AG’s Gaming Enforcement Division. The case was investigated by the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit assigned to the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Boston Police Department Anti-Corruption Unit and the Attorney General’s Gaming Enforcement Division.  The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation.  Plainridge Park Casino fully cooperated with the investigation.

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