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A veteran Chicago fire lieutenant who is serving a lengthy prison sentence for beating his second wife to death has been receiving a pension check from the city that has amounted to $840,000 since his incarceration, MyFoxChicago.com reported.
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
To be honest, while his crime is not mutually exclusive to the work he did as a fireman, his pension should pay off his incarceration. Why have the taxpayer foot the bill, when the taxpayer is already paying his pension? (This man is very expensive to the public).
Originally posted by abecedarian
His pension was intended to reward him for his service and pay for his survival after finishing his duty on the job. So, use it for that- deduct his cost of living from it and send the rest to his daughter since she has power of attorney.
edit on 6/19/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
I would have to agree here that though his crime was brutal, and quite disturbing, he earned his pension.
That being said, I wish the title was changed to "Incarcerated" Felon instead of "Convicted" Felon. I say this speaking up for Convicted Felons everywhere who are decent people that have paid their dues to society, but never lose the title.
It was summed up for me when I was watching some cop show the other day where a guy told a cop that he was an Ex-felon, the cop laughed and said there is no such thing. Once a felon, always a felon, never mind the fact that everything is becoming a felony.