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The former head of the Massachusetts State Police Union faces several federal racketeering and tax charges.
A grand jury in Boston on Thursday indicted Dana Pullman, 57, of Worcester, former head of the State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM), and Anne Lynch, 68, of Hull, a former lobbyist for the group, with one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, one count of honest services wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Pullman faces two additional counts of wire fraud and two counts of aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return, and Lynch faces an additional count of obstruction of justice and four counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of a false tax return.
Prosecutors alleged that Lynch paid kickbacks to Pullman while she lobbied for SPAM.
"Pullman, Lynch and others were also allegedly involved in a scheme to defraud two different companies that sought to do business with the Commonwealth," according to Lelling's office. "They are further charged with conspiring to defraud the United States by hiding the payments from Lynch and her lobbying firm to Pullman in a manner designed to avoid reporting and paying taxes on that income to the IRS.
Pullman and Lynch were arrested in charged in the case in August. In an affadavit at that time, prosecutors claimed Lynch cut herself a $50,000 check from the lobbying firm's account. The next day, they claimed, she wrote a $20,000 to Pullman's wife.
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