Skip to comments.Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson's (11-time RAT felon-La) pension should continue
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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Politicians looking out for other politicians. They’ve got each other’s back. The taxpayers are the ones who get screwed.
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?
Oh how I despise this felon.
If we ever get some nads back in power, this crap will not stand.