BY MICHELE MCPHEE
State Representative John Fresolo, a Worcester Democrat, is the subject of a House investigation that includes allegations that he took lascivious photos of his privates and sent them to a State House computer, several State House sources said.
Fresolo is also suspected of inflating his travel reimbursements. He submitted per diem slips for 220 days of travel from Worcester to the State House, but no one on Beacon Hill remembers seeing Fresolo that frequently.
Fresolo is now on paid administrative leave but could be forced to resign.
“It’s bad enough that he pulled an Anthony Weiner and had pictures of his penis on State House computers, but then he tried to get his per diem pumped up. No one puts in for 220 days of commuting and with his commute that’s a lot of money,” a state representative told me tonight on the condition of anonymity.
The news comes on the same day that lawmakers underwent ethics training under the golden dome, the representative said.
Fresolo has already served seven terms in the legislature, according to his profile. According to his legislative website he has not filed a bill since 2008.