[Edward Flynn] won the job, which will pay $79,500 annually, over two other contenders, Chelsea Police Capt. Kenneth McDonald and Duxbury Chief Enrico Cappucci, officials said.
In March, Capt. Leo A. (Buddy) McHatton Jr., 43, the former head of the Chelsea vice squad and currently in charge of uniformed patrols, was indicted on charges that he received payments from other officers and bookmakers to help protect illegal gambling. A 19-year veteran of the force, he has pleaded not guilty to racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy to obstruct enforcement of gambling laws, aiding and abetting illegal gambling, and several counts of filing false income tax returns.