– News covered by Quincy Quarry News.
Payroll records of former Massachusetts State Police union president related to federal investigation.
The Massachusetts State Police denied a MassLive public records request for the payroll records of the former head of the State Police Association of Massachusetts (“SPAM“) late last week, saying that those records are currently related to an ongoing federal investigation – the first confirmation that Pullman’s pay has also attracted federal attention.
“The documents you have requested are the subject of/ connected to an active and ongoing investigation by federal officials,” State Police legal counsel Siobhan E. Kelly wrote. “Those officials have confirmed to the Department that disclosure of the records at issue would jeopardize their investigation.”
Other details of the investigation into former head of the union as well as the union itself were first reported by the Boston Globe.
Among other things, investigators are also scrutinizing whether the union laundered political contributions through straw donors and have asked questions about the union’s Benevolent Fund, which provides aid to injured or ill troopers and the families of fallen first responders.