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Gov's security team members investigated for allegedly falsifying time sheets

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Scott Willis
An internal state police investigation is centered on the governor's security detail.

New York state police investigators are looking into whether members of Gov. Kathy Hochul's security team have been scamming taxpayers by pretending to be on duty when they may have been skipping shifts.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, former members of the governor's New York City team are under investigation. The news agency reports that the troopers in question have been removed from their posts and may face disciplinary punishment if the accusations are found to be true.

Hochul’s group of officers includes a rotating group of more than 40 troopers and supervisors. It’s the second time in the last six months that a governor’s security detail has been investigated.

Andrew Della Piana is an undergraduate student studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, expected to graduate in May of 2026. As a field researcher, he helps cover community meetings and events for WAER. Andrew aspires to be a play-by-play broadcaster at a major sports network and spent the last 2 years calling games for the UMass Lowell River Hawks. You can follow him on Twitter @Dellie_5.