Fight back against disgraced trooper Leigha Genduso
Were you ever arrested or given a ticket by MSP trooper Leigha Genduso before her own sordid criminal career came to light in February?
If so, we’d love to hear from you – or your lawyer. Are you planning to have your arrest thrown out, or your ticket vacated? Are you going to demand a refund of your fine, given that the Commonwealth suppressed exculpatory evidence, namely, that the state trooper who wrote you the ticket is an admitted perjurer, not to mention the fact that she was a daily drug user for years?
If you were lugged by this admitted criminal (her other crimes include drug dealing, money laundering and income tax evasion), contact us at [email protected] The Herald wants to know what it’s like to get lugged by a “cop” who, in approximately 99 percent of her cases, had committed far more, and worse, crimes than the motorists she was pulling over.
If you can’t remember who made the pinch, go to our website to see her list of arrests. (Odd , isn’t it, that the MSP hasn’t already set up its own website in order to facilitate the swift dismissal of the hundreds of cases this bent cop was involved in? This woman is yet another hack in a long line of Annie Dookhans and Sonja Fararks, tainting every criminal case she touched.)
On Feb. 27, I sent the MSP and the Executive Office of Public Safety an email inquiring “how many trials has she testified in… did the prosecutors make clear to the defendants, etc. that their witness, Genduso, has admitted to…. Should her past have been revealed?”
The response came back a few hours later: “No comment. Thanks.”
Well, thanks to a FOIA request filed by one of our readers, now we have Genduso’s records – according to the MSP, she was involved in 192 arrests between May 17, 2014 (in Andover) and Feb. 17 of this year (in Saugus).
John Kerry once famously asked, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”
Well, I’d like to ask, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to be arrested by a state trooper who has admitted to perjury, kingpin-level drug dealing, money laundering and income tax evasion?”
Or the first, for that matter? Just how corrupt are the Massachusetts State Police, that they could welcome an admitted criminal like this with open arms? Are they so incompetent that they didn’t know how bent she was, or that corrupt, or, more likely, both?
Then there are Genduso’s “summonses.” I count 202 of them. I would assume these are tickets for moving violations, which means they are “surchargeable” offenses. Obviously, you would want to have any tickets written by Genduso tossed immediately, because the statute of limitations on a moving violation is longer than on a bank robbery, and for an obvious reason: the insurance companies that control the legislature don’t make millions of dollars on bank robberies the way they do on all those surcharges.
Genduso wrote her first summons in Lowell on Dec. 11, 2014, and her last in Tewksbury on Jan. 26 of this year.
Most troopers have to work years before they graduate to the K-9 unit. Not Leigha, because of her, ahem, unique qualifications, which included posing for multiple photographs with her fellow Shrewsbury native and BFF, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
So think back, especially if you live in the Merrimack Valley. Were you ever pulled over by a former drug-dealing cocktail waitress from Scuttlebutts in Salem who was riding around aimlessly in a souped-up MSP cruiser with a large black dog named Kojack (after a fat bald TV cop who looked very much like two of her boyfriends, a convicted drug dealer named Bucci and a state police lieutenant colonel named Risteen)?
If you are a victim of corrupt state law enforcement in Massachusetts, for which Leigha Genduso is the current poster girl, reach out to us. And feel free to tell us how outraged you are about being lugged by a cop who committed crimes you never dreamed of.
But please, I implore you, try not to let this one MSP bad apple (or any of the other several dozen or so, at the very least) destroy your faith in the boundless integrity of the Massachusetts State Police.