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Corrupt NYC politicians are still collecting publicly-funded pensions behind bars

Posted at 9:26 PM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 21:26:05-04

New York politicians accused of robbing taxpayers are continuing to pocket money — even from behind bars.

Under the law, public officials found guilty of a crime still can collect taxpayer-funded pensions, but Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wants to put an end to it.

At an anti-corruption hearing today, Governor Cuomo was urged to step in and stop the practice.

With the rules as they are, some politicians who are behind bars are collecting over $50 thousand pensions — in taxpayer money.