New Hampshire: Greek policeman Stamatatos in court in alleged sticker scam

Two state employees, including a state trooper from Pelham, were arraigned in court this week for their alleged participation in a conspiracy scheme that was investigated by more than 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
New Hampshire State Trooper Greek Fred Stamatatos, 40 (photo), of 10 Pond View Road, Pelham, is accused of accepting bribes from a Manchester man to provide salvage inspection stickers for vehicles that hadn’t been inspected, according to state Attorney General Michael Delaney.
Adalberto Medina, 39, of 37 3rd St. and 126 Ahern St., Manchester, is the man accused of accepting the stickers. He is also accused of bribing Donna Rockholt, 47, of 80 Pinard St., Manchester, an employee at the state Division of Motor Vehicles to provide driver’s licenses when presented with false identification.
Four Massachusetts residents are accused of accepting those licenses. They are facing federal charges including illegally entering the country and identity theft, Delaney said.
Stamatatos is charged with six counts of unsworn falsification and three counts of official suppression, as well as bribery in official and political matters. He was held on $100,000 cash bail, Delaney said.
Rockholt is charged with three counts of official oppression and three counts of unsworn falsification, misdemeanors, along with three felony counts of bribery in official and political matters.
She was held on $200,000 cash bail, Delaney said.
Medina is charged with three counts of bribery in official and political matters in his dealings with Rockholt and another in his dealings with Stamatatos, Delaney said.
All three were arraigned in Salem District Court on Thursday, Delaney said.
The investigation is ongoing and officials expect to make more arrests, Delaney said.


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