Monday, March 29, 2010

FDNY No. 2 to pull in $242G a year pension

The New York Post reports:
He's the FDNY's pension king.

The second-in-command of the FDNY has retired on a tax-free disability pension worth an estimated $242,000 annually for the rest of his life -- the highest ever awarded to a city firefighter, sources said.

Frank Cruthers, 63, who earned $201,020 a year as the department's first deputy commissioner, was approved last week for the extraordinarily lucrative pension by the FDNY Pension Fund board of trustees.

Sources said the trustees approved a "line-of-duty pension" -- awarded to those injured on the job -- because he once suffered a knee injury.

For those of you concerned about his knee injury preventing him from enjoying life, don't worry:
The knee problem has not tempered Cruthers' enthusiasm for golf, some critics note.

"He likely plays 50 rounds of golf a year," one source said.

One FDNY official countered: "This is what the law entitles him to receive. You don't have to be in an iron lung to be considered disabled."

When Obama and Democrats talk about spreading or equalizing the wealth: there's never talking about overpaid government workers.