Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Maybe even more outrageous than the pensions the Bell city leaders gave themselves

KTLA News reports this amazing story about public pensions from Los Angeles.
The man accused of being the notorious " Grim Sleeper" serial killer has reportedly collected $300,000 in pension payments, and will continue to collect them until he dies.

City documents obtained by L.A. Weekly show that Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, has been collecting monthly disability pension checks from the L.A. pension system for 19 years after being injured while working as a garbage collector.

The first checks, in 1991, were a little less than $900; they are now $1,658.54 per month, according to documents obtained by the Weekly, which reported that his running total so far is $300,000. If he lives to age 82, that amount would reach $1 million.

The Office of the City Attorney told the Weekly that Franklin cannot be cut off, even if he's convicted and sent to death row. He or his family will be paid until he dies.
I guess there is no mass-murderer exception to public pensions. Too bad.

Link via Washington Examiner