State police scrub of Leigha Genduso was sloppy
If there’s one thing we learned in 2018, it’s that the motto of the Massachusetts State Police should be, “To Protect and Steal.”
The roster of crooked troopers – and the scandals they have generated – is far too lengthy to list here. So let’s concentrate on Trooper of the Year Leigha Genduso #3800, now retired, an admitted marijuana dealer, drug abuser, income tax evader and money launderer, among other crimes.
In other words, she was a shoo-in for the MSP.
Genduso’s sordid life of crime was finally uncovered, not by the pathetic MSP, but by turtleboysports.com.
And now we have a very embarrassing report from the MSP’s “Internal Affairs Section,” 42 pages, 135 paragraphs, which even in its heavily redacted form indicates that the State Police are totally a) corrupt, b) incompetent or c) both.
I’m going with c).
But first, a lesson from paragraph 131 for all drug-dealing state hacks. Even a slobbering puff piece in the Boston Globe, it may backfire. You see, the bow-tied bum kissers doesn’t always run fiction because they’re making it up. Sometimes the trust-funders run BS because they’re so gullible that they’ll swallow absolutely anything a career criminal with a badge tells them.
“This investigation finds sufficient evidence exists to prove employee misconduct… (re: her chronic drug use) Genduso said she gave ‘a vague answer’ to ‘a large open-ended question’ and didn’t believe she lied or misled… doesn’t recall being asked if she sold drugs… (her attorney) Vikas Dhar shared Trooper Genduso’s personnel file with the Boston Globe.”
The pathetic non-investigation of this career criminal was conducted by Trooper Jodi Dotolo #2343. She left no stone unturned, except everyone Genduso was hiding under. This crack sleuth has now been promoted to detective lieutenant.
And they used to say the MDC Police were bent.
Dotolo then turned over her “background investigation” to a panel of three superior officers – Lt. Col. Francis Hughes, Major Kevin Butler and Capt. David Paine.
Guess what’s happened to these crackerjack inspectors since they approved Genduso with a wink and a nod. They’ve all “retired,” every last one of them, just like her ex-boyfriend, another superior officer who like Hughes appeared in the movie The Departed, which as you may recall was about crooked cops in Boston.
Before she went to work for the State Police, Leigha was a bartender and live-in girlfriend of a drug kingpin named Sean Bucci. He went on trial on drug charges in federal court in February 2007.
I guess Dotolo couldn’t be bothered to read the Bucci trial transcript. But Internal Affairs finally got around to it, long after Genduso was finally forced to resign. It was quoted it in Paragraph 66:
“AUSA (Peter) Leavitt told the jury that they will hear from Leigha Genduso who… will testify… (that her thug boyfriend put a box in her car that) contained over $250,000 in cash. She will also testify that she was involved in money laundering and drug dealing.”
Dotolo couldn’t be bothered to check out a public record involving a crime that was investigated by, among others, the State Police. Another motto of the State Police: Nothing to see here folks, move along.
More excerpts from the Internal Affairs report about Genduso:
“89. Trooper Genduso was asked if she lied during her grand jury testimony. On advice of her counsel she asserted her privilege under the Carney and Baglioni decisions and did not answer the question further….”
“97. Trooper Genduso was asked about her answer in Section 26 of the Application, to a question that asked if her driver’s license had ever been (suspended or revoked). She had answered ‘No’ to the question. She was shown certified documentation from the RMV….”
When asked about having her license revoked, at another point, in paragraph 123, Genduso “said she does not recall receiving the letters.”
How far do you think that excuse would get you if you were bagged driving unlicensed? (Unless you’re an illegal alien of course.)
God forbid that Dotolo should have actually checked any of this before Genduso’s hiring. Making impertinent inquiries is not how you get promoted at the MSP — especially when you’re dealing with a VIP (very important perpetrator) like Genduso. After all, she’s from Shrewsbury, just like the very ethical lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito, and they’ve taken multiple selfies together.
I’m out of space to list any more of the dozen-plus paragraphs regarding Trooper #3800’s “employee misconduct.”
The bottom line is, it doesn’t matter if you deal drugs, use narcotics, launder money, file false police reports regarding thefts of illegally-possessed firearms, commit income-tax evasion, violate federal cash-reporting laws, etc. etc. – you can still pass a State Police background check, and the sleuth who utterly botched the investigation will be promoted to Detective Lieutenant.
“120. This investigation cannot prove or disprove that Trooper Genduso was ever asked by the Department about being associated or involved in any criminal activity beyond being convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.”
Question: Is Gov. Charlie “Tall Deval” Baker at all “disappointed” in the utter incompetence of the MSP? And how is that probe into his son’s alleged groping of the female on a Jet Blue flight in July coming along? Hopefully the staties are assisting the feds with their usual Genduso-like law-enforcement acumen.
“134. This investigation has established that Det. Lt. Dotolo performed a thorough and complete background investigation that only failed to uncover Trooper Genduso’s illicit past due to Trooper Genduso’s own omissions and deceptive responses.”
If I ever get in a jam, I can only hope that the State Police assign Det. Lt. Dotolo to the case, and she investigates me every bit as thoroughly as she did Karyn Polito’s dear friend Leigha Genduso.