A former BPD officer who worked at the scandal-ridden Hyde Park evidence warehouse was formally charged Friday with participation in the warehouse's bogus-overtime scam.
At the same time that the US Attorney's office filed an "information" against Joseph Nee, 48, in federal court, it also filed a plea agreement in which Nee agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. A sentencing date was not set.
According to the feds, Nee joined other officers and superiors in filing for hours they did not work, often by leaving overtime shifts earlier than indicated on their time slips. Nee admitted he earned $12,136 extra this way between January, 2015 and August, 2017.
In 2017, the last year for which he worked the entire year, Nee earned a total of $111,536.76 as an officer, according to city payroll records.
Nee is the 13th BPD employee charged in the scandal. The US Attorney's office says the investigation is continuing.