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Raucci pension arguments focus on 2001 law

Shelley Raucci confers with Attorney Alan J. Pierce in the  State of New York Court of Appeals building on Thursday afternoon.
 Pierce argued for Steven and Shelly Raucci that Raucci's pension checks of $5,800.00 per month, are exempt from seizure under the Son of Sam Law and Social Security Law, which protects the pensions of public employees.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Shelley Raucci confers with Attorney Alan J. Pierce in the State of New York Court of Appeals building on Thursday afternoon. Pierce argued for Steven and Shelly Raucci that Raucci's pension checks of $5,800.00 per month, are exempt from seizure under the Son of Sam Law and Social Security Law, which protects the pensions of public employees.
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The intent of the state Legislature in broadening the Son of Sam Law 12 years ago was the focus of arguments before the state’s highest court Thursday that will determine the fate of convicted arsonist Steven Raucci’s pension. The attorney for Raucci, Alan Pierce, argued that the 2001 changes did not supersede long-standing protections for state pensions. The Legislature could not have intended to put spouses’ and children’s interests in the pensions at risk, he ...


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