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Crime does pay for state leaders

Officials still collecting hefty pensions despite corruption convictions

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Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi went to prison for influence-peddling at the state’s massive pension fund and gets by these days on a $105,941 pension. Former state Sen. Carl Kruger is behind bars in a bribery conspiracy, but still collects a $58,000-a-year pension. Former Sen. Nicholas Spano, who cast votes to spend billions of taxpayer money but failed to pay his own taxes, is eking out jail time on $70,154 a year. In Albany, breaking ...

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April 29, 2013
12:34 a.m.

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And to think their jobs are suppose to be part-time only, not full-time, by law! Interesting, isn't it? We the people of this state should be allowed to recall our elected officials and hold them accountable for their actions! If they are guilty, then they should forfeit their pensions, just as any other person in a business environment would have happen. But that will never happen, because our state leadership will just go and whine to the governor who will just abuse the "Notice of Necessity" powers again to put that dog to sleep in short order.

What ever happened to the "We the People?" Our checks and Balances? Or have our politicians bought our the checks and balances too?

April 30, 2013
7:38 a.m.

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It's time for a new American revolution, at the state and Federal level!