State trooper placed on paid leave after internal affairs investigation

–John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe, File

As a coconspirator in a massive drug case, Leigha Genduso testified in federal court in 2007 about how she helped her live-in boyfriend deal marijuana and hide evidence.

She acknowledged laundering money, smoking pot every day, and gift-wrapping pounds of marijuana for her own customer, court records show, but evaded criminal charges in exchange for testifying against her former fiance.

Just a year later, Genduso was on the other side of the law, hired as a dispatcher for the Massachusetts State Police. And since 2014, she has served as a state trooper.


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