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Boston Police Officer Denies Stealing Money, Laundering It At Casino

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A Boston police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole about $2,000 in bank robbery cash from the department's evidence room and tried to launder it at a casino.

WHDH-TV reports Joseph Nee was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of larceny and money laundering. He was released on personal recognizance.

Prosecutors say the cash Nee stole from a closed bank robbery file earlier this year was tainted with red dye. They allege Nee fed some of the money in slot machines at Plainridge Park Casino and then went to exchange the stolen money at the casino kiosk for clean money.

Nee is suspended without pay.

Commissioner William Evans called Nee's alleged actions "inexcusable."

Nee's attorney has said he has been cooperative with the investigation.

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