Workers' comp probe ends with no charges against city officerAugust 29,2013Staff Report
A criminal investigation into a former Rutland City police officer has ended with a decision by the Vermont attorney general's office not to bring charges.
Nine months after an investigation began into workers' compensation benefits received by Joseph "Michael" Warfle, Assistant Attorney General Cindy Maguire said today that her office has formally notified the former officer that no criminal charges will be brought.
However, Maguire, who is head of the criminal division for the attorney general's office, said that while the case will no longer be actively investigated, the statute of limitations for fraud remains open additional information could prompt her office to reexamine the case.
"Based on the current state of the evidence, the state would have difficulty meeting its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt," she said. However, if additional information comes to light we will reexamine the case at that time."MORE IN This Just In
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