State Police have fired the trooper who had been under investigation for his alleged involvement with several spas that were allegedly fronts for a prostitution ring.
Former Trooper David Lemar was terminated Tuesday after an Internal Affairs investigation sustained numerous charges against: unbecoming conduct; neglect of duty; unsatisfactory performance; use of department equipment for non-job related purposes; and lack of truthfulness, State Police said.
Lemar had been suspended without pay since 2010, when the investigation into the spas began. FOX Undercover reported last year that Lemar was being investigated in part because he showed up at the home of an unhappy spa customer in 2010. The customer complained to West Bridgewater police, who wrote in a report, "When (the spa customer) was informed that she was not welcome back (at the spa) by Tpr. Lemar, she stated that the State Police was trying to cover up ‘what really goes on there.'"
Lemar and his union declined to comment today but Lemar was more talkative when FOX Undercover reporter Mike Beaudet interviewed him last year, and he admitted being a customer for legal services.
"What do you want the public to know about your involvement in all this?" Beaudet asked him.
"That I was I guess misled," Lemar replied.
"Were you going there for sexual favors?" Beaudet asked.
"No, I was not," Lemar replied.
"Were police protecting her and her business?" Beaudet asked.
"Now this was only a rumor that I heard that other police officers had gone there. I was questioned, did I know the names of other police officers went there or anybody of prominence. Just like my dentist's office, I don't know the person that's next to me," Lemar replied.
"Do you think you're going to get your job back?" Beaudet asked.
"Oh yes," Lemar replied.