Court employees implicated in Springfield parking scheme

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SPRINGFIELD, MASS. >> Nearly 50 employees of the Hampden County courthouse, most of them court security officers, have been implicated in a scheme to get discounted parking intended for jurors at a nearby garage.

A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Trial Court tells The Republican newspaper that 31 court officers and 18 others were involved.

Jennifer Donahue says those employees will be required to pay about $36,000 combined in restitution to the Springfield Parking Authority. She says other disciplinary measures may be taken.

A spokesman for the Hampden district attorney says the office is not investigating. No names were released.

Under the scheme, court employees used tokens to pay the juror rate of $3 per day, instead of the $95 per month parking pass.

Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/


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