After serving 18 years in Congress, former Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, a Democrat, will continue his service in a different federal institution -- prison. He was sentenced recently to serve 13 years for bribery.
But his fellow prisoners will have to forgive Jefferson if he grins and whistles as he stamps out license plates. That's because he is still eligible for a guaranteed $50,000 pension in his first year of retirement, which will increase each year thereafter with the cost of living.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
William Jefferson will get his taxpayer funded pension
of $50k while serving jail time for bribery. Bribery which occurred WHILE he was in Congress
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 7:43 AM