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Former Vt. State Police Sgt. Deeghan to change plea in fraud case

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A former Vermont State Police sergeant accused of padding his time sheet is reportedly ready to admit his guilt. Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan says James Deeghan is scheduled to change his plea Monday.

Back in July the 22-year veteran of the force pleaded not guilty to felony fraud. Prosecutors say Deeghan padded his time sheet and even fabricated hundreds of traffic tickets and emergency calls, collecting overtime he didn't earn.

The case prompted the Shumlin administration to take a critical look at pension reform. The governor, unions and lawmakers support a bill to seize the retirement of any state employee involved in embezzlement or fraud.

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