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5:55 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Lien Filed Against Former Vermont Trooper's Home

Vermont authorities say they would try to collect any over-payments that may have been made to a former state trooper charged with falsifying his time sheets.

County Attorney T.J. Donovan has filed a lien on former Sgt. Jim Deeghan's home, which was put up for sale.

The Burlington Free Press reports Donovan wrote to Colchester Town Clerk Karen Richard that the state is trying to protect its interests by filing the lien. He wrote if convicted, Deeghan could face a possible restitution order.

Deeghan declined to comment Tuesday. The lien puts the state in line to collect money if the house is sold.

Deeghan resigned July 10. He has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he falsified time reports for two pay periods in June.

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