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Prosecutors seek 5-year term for convicted trooper

The former State Police trooper who was convicted earlier this year of extortion had a history of using the power of his badge to threaten and extort other victims, according to federal court records filed last week by prosecutors, as they plan to seek a five-year prison term at his sentencing Tuesday.

The former trooper, John Analetto, stalked and threatened women he pulled over, and in one case hit a former girlfriend, according to court records. He told girlfriends, “don’t disrespect me, you’ll be sorry.” And he extorted services, such as car repair work, threatening his victims with planting drugs on them or setting up a raid on their businesses, according to the court records. In one case, according to the records, Analetto fired a gun in a public garage in Arlington.

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