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Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson's (11-time RAT felon-La) pension should continue
NOLA ^ | 12/12/12 | Bruce Alpert

Posted on 12/15/2012 3:45:42 PM PST by Libloather

Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson's pension should continue
By Bruce Alpert
updated December 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

WASHINGTON - A new report by the Congressional Research Service reiterates previous legal findings -- that Congress can't deny pension benefits to former members for criminal conduct covered by a 2007 law if the illegal acts occurred before the law's enactment. That means former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, now serving a record 13-year prison sentence, will continue to collect his pension -- estimated at $40,000-$50,000 a year.

Until 2007, only crimes relating to espionage, treason or several other national security violations could cost a Congressional member or federal employee his or her federal pension benefits. In 2007, Congress enacted a law, partly in response to the Jefferson case, holding that members of Congress would lose their pensions if convicted for corruption, election crimes, or misconduct in office.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: expostfacto; felon; jefferson; louisiana; pension; rat
BONUS - the RAT felon is also exempt from Commiecare™!
1 posted on 12/15/2012 3:45:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Politicians looking out for other politicians. They’ve got each other’s back. The taxpayers are the ones who get screwed.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 3:53:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
Congress can't deny pension benefits to former members for criminal conduct covered by a 2007 law if the illegal acts occurred before the law's enactment.
No laws ex post facto -- unless everyone's tired of that?

Look on the bright side -- he could still get killed in a prison rumble. ;')


3 posted on 12/15/2012 5:39:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather

Oh how I despise this felon.

If we ever get some nads back in power, this crap will not stand.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 6:10:20 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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