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December 17, 2012

Salem official to resign after conviction

McDougall found guilty, apologizes for 'mistake'

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But in his ruling, Sullivan pointed out McDougall had twice previously received abatements for ambulance bills.

“Thus, the protestations of the defendant about anticipated ambulance/medical charges ring hollow,” the judge wrote.

He also characterized McDougall’s behavior as “obstreperous,” and said he found it was less motivated by financial worries than “antipathy” toward responding firefighters and police.

McDougall said he hoped since he is now taking responsibility for his actions, people can forgive his actions.

“I will get some help I may need as far as personal and financial issues I deal with in my life,” he said.

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