- Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Media Contact for Third Set of Indictments Brought Against Former MBTA Procurement Official, February 2018
On February 26, 2018, a Suffolk County grand jury handed down additional charges against a former Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) procurement official.
The indictments, which resulted from a joint investigation by the Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office (OIG) and the Attorney General’s Office, allege that Timothy Dockery, 51, of Plymouth received over $200,000 in illegal gratuities from a construction company that performed work for the MBTA. The indictments further allege that the same vendor also paid to install an in-ground pool at Mr. Dockery’s home.
In March 2017, Mr. Dockery, a former buyer for the MBTA, was first indicted for procurement fraud, larceny and receiving more than $90,000 in illegal gratuities from MBTA vendors. (See OIG Joint Investigation Leads to Indictments of MBTA Procurement Official and Construction Contractor, March 2017.) In June 2017, Mr. Dockery was charged with additional counts of fraud, bribery and illegal gratuities involving two additional MBTA vendors. (See Additional Indictments Brought in Case Against Former MBTA Procurement Official, June 2017).
Mr. Dockery is charged in the new indictments with two counts of accepting illegal gratuities. Taken together, the three sets of indictments allege that Mr. Dockery received over $300,000 in bribes and gratuities.
The OIG began its investigation in November 2014 following a call to the office’s hotline. Since June 2016, the OIG worked jointly with the Attorney General’s Office on this case.
Mr. Dockery is presumed innocent until proven guilty.