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Court ruling could mean Skelos and Silver will lose their pensions
Posted by news on 8/19/2016 4:48:00 AM.
A court ruling could mean corrupt politicians in New York like former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos could lose their pensions.


A federal court of appeals ruled in favor of a government argument that federal law wins over protection of retirement funds. This was regarding a case involving former Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson who was convicted of corruption.

A few years ago U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara vowed to go after pensions and it appears Stevenson is the first case.

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