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Four current and former Massachusetts State Police troopers, as well as a pair of civilians, have been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme to give “guaranteed passing scores” to commercial driver’s license applicants in exchange for kickbacks that included the repaving of a driveway, a new snowblower, and high-end bottled water, federal investigators said.

A grand jury on Tuesday morning returned a 74-count indictment charging troopers Gary Cederquist, 58, of Stoughton, Calvin Butner, 63, of Halifax, Perry Mendes, 63, of Wareham, and Joel Rogers, 54, of Bridgewater, with conspiracy, extortion, mail fraud, false statements, and falsifying records, Joshua S. Levy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, announced during a news conference at federal court in Boston.

Four arrests were made Tuesday morning, including troopers Cederquist and Rogers, as well as civilians Scott Camara, 42, of Rehoboth, and Eric Mathison, 47, of Boston, according to Levy. …

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