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Retired officer files embezzlement suit, accuses Hull chief and other officers of taking union funds

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A recently retired Hull police officer has sued the town’s police chief and several other high-ranking officers, contending that they embezzled union funds and charitable contributions to spend on meals in expensive restaurants and drink tabs at bars and adult entertainment clubs.

In the complaint, Richard McKenna, who retired in December after 28 years on the force, said he filed the suit after he did not receive supplemental retirement benefits owed to him by the union. The union president, Scott Saunders, later told him that $130,000 was missing from the fund, which was virtually empty, according to the suit. The complaint includes testimony from Saunders in an ongoing police brutality case in which he reported the lost money to the state attorney general’s office. The attorney general’s office would not confirm or deny that it is investigating the matter.

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