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Five people indicted in EMT investigation

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Published April 29, 2011 in The Boston Globe, page B2

A Suffolk grand jury indicted five people yesterday after dozens of false training records were found in the third leg of an investigation into fraudulent emergency medical technician recertifications, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced yesterday.

EMT instructor Thomas Codair, 49, of Cambridge, is accused of allowing police officers, firefighters, and other EMTs to sign rosters for refresher classes required by the state, even though they did not attend the courses, Coakley said.

Codair is charged with four counts of Office of Emergency Medical Services violations and three counts of conspiracy to commit such violations.

Four top executives of LifeLine Ambulance in Woburn were indicted on charges of participating in the scheme, all of whom signed attendance rosters for a 2007 class and submitted them to the Office of Emergency Medical Services to renew their EMT status, Coakley said.

Indicted were Brian Connor, 49, of Arlington; Jonathan Kulis, 37, of Wilmington; Michael McPherson, 38, of Billerica; and Brian O’Connor, 39, of Woburn, Coakley said.

The five are to be arraigned at a later time in Suffolk Superior Court.

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April 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

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