Former MBTA employee pleads responsible to 13 fees, together with larceny, bribery, fraud


BOSTON (AP) — A former worker of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pleaded responsible Monday to greater than a dozen fees, together with larceny and procurement fraud, state Lawyer Basic Andrea Campbell stated.

Timothy Dockery, 57, of Plymouth, pleaded responsible to 13 fees that additionally included bribery, accepting unlawful gratuities and conspiracy. Dockery was sentenced to 1 12 months in jail, with two years of probation after ending his sentence. Dockery was additionally ordered to pay $37,860 in restitution.

In a single scheme, Dockery labored with a vendor to steal about $38,000 from the MBTA by submitting faux invoices, investigators stated. Dockery additionally allegedly obtained money funds from the seller in alternate for Dockery’s assist with MBTA procurements and tasks.

A lawyer for Dockery stated he’s happy to have the seven-year-old case resolved. “Tim is wanting ahead to shifting on with this chapter of his life closed,” Kevin Reddington stated.

Dockery, who labored as a purchaser for the transit company, was indicted in 2017 and suspended by the MBTA.

The Workplace of the Inspector Basic started investigating Dockery following a hotline tip in 2014. The legal professional normal’s workplace joined the investigation in 2016. The MBTA had additionally been wanting into the matter, in response to Campbell’s workplace.