James Deeghan

North Country News
2:43 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Ex-Vermont Cop Gets 2 Years, Restitution for Pay Case

James Deeghan
Credit Vermont State Police

A former Vermont State Police sergeant who pleaded guilty to charges he padded his timesheets is going to prison for up to two years and will repay $202,000 from his state pension.

James Deeghan entered the pleas to four charges Monday as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He was taken into custody at the close of the hearing.
In court, Deeghan said he had been under "tremendous" financial pressures. He also said he hoped people don't hold state police responsible for what he did.

Read more
North Country News
7:55 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Vermont State Trooper to Change Plea in Time-Sheet Case

James Deeghan
Credit Vermont State Police

A former Vermont State Police sergeant charged with padding his time sheets is expected to change his plea.

The Burlington Free Press reports that James Deeghan is scheduled to withdraw his not-guilty pleas on Monday.

Details of the potential plea agreement were not made public on Wednesday.

Read more
WAMC News
5:15 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Vermont Commissioner Says More Time Sheet Problems

James Deeghan
Vermont State Police

Vermont's public safety commissioner says problems with the time reports of a former trooper charged with falsifying his reports for June appear to stretch back at least two years.

Commissioner Keith Flynn of the Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports on the investigation into alleged false swearing by former Sgt. James Deeghan stopped short of calling the earlier time sheets evidence of criminal activity, but said there are what he termed anomalies.

Read more