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 InEfforts are underway to raise thousands of dollars needed to pay for medical care and other... Full StoryTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Update on Center Alley project, review of opiate talk evening at the library and aldermen want kids to wear helmets while riding bikes around town. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss some of the... Full StoryThe Associated Press Full Story
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