Corrupt New York pols who dream of retiring with fat, taxpayer-provided pensions just took a big hit in court.What other provisions of state constitutions will the feds nullify in federal court???
Score one for justice and common sense.
On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 2d US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pensions of convicted lawmakers can be seized — even though the state constitution prevents those nest eggs from being “diminished or impaired.”
US Attorney Preet Bharara has been targeting the retirement pay of legislators he’s convicted, rightly calling it a “galling injustice” that crooked pols continue to collect cushy pensions until “their dying day.”
The two corrupt former legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, are in line for $80,000 and $96,000, respectively.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Federal Government Gives Middle Finger to New York State Constitution: Court’s ruling on corrupt NY pols’ pensions is long overdue.
The New York Post reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 3:45 AM