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Former Trainer Pleads Guilty in EMT Training Scam

BOSTON — A former emergency medical technician instructor has pleaded guilty in connection with submitting training records that falsely showed dozens of emergency personnel attended courses they were required to complete in order to maintain their certification.

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office says 50-year-old Thomas Codair Sr. of Medford, an EMT instructor who taught refresher training courses to police officers and firefighters, pleaded guilty last week in Suffolk Superior Court to charges including false statements on documents and conspiracy.

He was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail, with the entire term suspended for one year of probation. He was also fined $4,000.

Attorney General Martha Coakley says Codair put the public’s health and safety at risk with his scheme.