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By Dave Lemery
Watchdog.org 

Bill Will Prevent Convicted Officials From Collecting Pensions

 

February 7, 2019



When public-sector employees in Pennsylvania commit crimes related to their work, there are laws in place to ensure that they won’t collect their pension benefits after they serve their sentence.

The problem arises when there’s some dispute as to whether a given crime meets the criteria for the forfeiture of a pension.

In the case of former Democratic state Sen. Bob Mellow, for instance, there was an outcry in 2017 when the board of the State Employees' Retirement System determined that he could collect his $245,000 annual pension despite having pleaded guilty to multiple felonies relat...



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