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Trooper sentenced to supervised release in overtime probe

March 25, 2019
Suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper Eric Chin, of Hanover, Mass., departs federal court in Boston on Monday, March 25, 2019, after being sentenced for collecting unworked overtime pay. Chin is one of several troopers who pleaded guilty to charges in the department's overtime abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper Eric Chin, of Hanover, Mass., departs federal court in Boston on Monday, March 25, 2019, after being sentenced for collecting unworked overtime pay. Chin is one of several troopers who pleaded guilty to charges in the department's overtime abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — A suspended state trooper has been sentenced to one day in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse scandal.

Eric Chin, 46, of Hanover, was sentenced Monday and was deemed to have served one day in prison. Three months of the supervised release must be served in home detention.

Chin must also pay $7,125 in restitution.

In December Chin pleaded guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. He was assigned to the now disbanded Troop E, responsible for patrolling the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Prosecutors say Chin was paid for overtime hours that he did not work and for at least one four-hour shift that he did not work.

Chin is the first trooper to be sentenced in the investigation.

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