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News Release

For Immediate Release
June 10, 2010

Attorney James Vara
(603) 271-3671

State v. Lawrence Fredette

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces today that Lawrence Fredette, 47, of Meredith, was convicted and sentenced in the Concord District Court today on three counts of Tampering with Public Records or Information, RSA 641:7.

The charges were the result of an investigation by the New Hampshire State Police and the Attorney General's Office into Fredette's activities while working as a trooper within the Department of Safety, Division of the State Police, Troop G-Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. The investigation showed that Mr. Fredette submitted a total of fifteen fictitious Driver-Vehicle Examination Reports, which document the inspection of a commercial vehicle.

Mr. Fredette was sentenced to serve ninety days at the Merrimack County House of Correction, all suspended for a period of six months. In addition, Mr. Fredette must complete 20 hours of community service within the next six months. He paid $260 dollars in restitution to the State of New Hampshire. Finally, Mr. Fredette has resigned from the New Hampshire State Police and relinquished his certification as a police officer.

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney said, "Those who enter public service take on a public trust to perform their duties lawfully and in the public's best interest. This Office will continue to prosecute anyone who violates that trust and engages in criminal activity."

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