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Connecticut Ex-Trooper John M. Analetto gets 41 months prison for threatening gambler who owed his bookie money

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by M, Oct 20, 2013.

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    Perp: ex Trooper John M. Analetto

    Department: Massachusetts State Police

    Location: Belmont, Massachusetts

    Boston Globe: Former state trooper John Analetto sentenced to 41 months in prison for extortion plot (Oct 10 2013)

    A former Massachusetts state trooper [John M. Analetto] was sentenced today in federal court in Boston to 41 months in prison for an extortion plot that involved threatening a gambler who owed money to an acquaintance of the trooper ... Analetto has been in prison since his arrest on New Year’s Eve in 2011. He was accused of extorting money from a bookmaker who owed him money, as well as threatening a gambler who owed the bookmaker a debt. After a trial in May, he was convicted of threatening the gambler. However, the jury did not reach a verdict on the other count of extorting the bookmaker.
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    Boston Globe: State Police fire John M. Analetto, ex-trooper convicted of trying to collect gambling debt for bookmaker (June 20 2013)

    A Belmont man has been dismissed from the State Police after his federal conviction in May of extorting money on behalf of a bookmaker. John M. Analetto was dismissed from the force by State Police Colonel Timothy M. Alben.

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    Analetto was arrested by investigators on Dec. 31, 2011, and tried on two counts of extortion, based on secretly recorded videotapes made by bookmaker Robert Russo, who was cooperating with federal law enforcement. The jury ... convicted him for threatening a gambler who owed Russo more than $3,000 for several months. Analetto was recorded discussing how he planned to threaten the gambler, making references to raping the gambler’s mother with a broomstick. Analetto also called the gambler using an untraceable Walmart cellphone and left a message that the gambler should pay his debt and do so soon. He also made a reference to the gambler’s parents, saying he hoped they had a Happy New Year. “2012 is not going to be a good year for you . . . capice?” Analetto said in December 2011, in what prosecutors said was a threat.

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