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Mass. state trooper convicted of extortion

Jurors deliberate more than 8 hours; mistrial declared on 2d charge

A state trooper was convicted in federal court Friday of extortion for threatening a gambler who owed their fellow bookie more than $3,000 in debts.

John M. Analetto, 49, of Belmont, a trooper for more than 20 years, remained silent but shook his head in apparent disappointment as the jury rendered its verdict and for several minutes thereafter. His family members and friends sat quietly.

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