A state police trooper who was recently convicted in federal court of extortion for threatening a gambler was fired Wednesday.
John Analetto was given a dishonorable discharge effective at the close of business Wednesday, according to state police.
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State police Colonel Timothy Alben said Analetto's actions "are diametrically opposed to the core values, standards, and character of Massachusetts state troopers."
Analetto was found guilty last month for threatening a gambler who owed money to a bookie.
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