From police officers to court employees to city commissioners, eight city employees convicted of felonies in the last decade are still collecting their pensions.
Their crimes range from deviant sexual behavior to mail fraud, and they’re collecting as much as $4,000 a month, thanks to the city’s pension rules, which dictate only crimes connected with your city job qualify you for loss of pension benefits.
The Daily News today has a cover story detailing the cases of a handful of city employees convicted of felonies who are still collecting pensions, and some of whom are still employed by the city.
Some of these cases are still under review, and some investigations have been reopened, but more than $1 million has come of of the city’s pension fund for felons since 1999. Here’s a list of the nine felons still receiving their pensions or having them reviewed