According to an investigation by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, a news website devoted to public service journalism, 22 retired state police currently earn a pension and a salary.
Bharara sued the city on behalf of three retired NYPD officers and others who served in the military after 9/11 but said they were short-changed by the city in their pensions.
A veteran New Jersey state police trooper has left the force after admitting that he stole more than $7,000 worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles, according to a published report.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
The retirements have also hit the state police. The division saw 203 troopers leave in 2011, including 197 who retired. It now has 2,782 enlisted members, including the 85 new recruits.
Kevin Davis left MF Global in 2008 after the firm lost more than 90 percent of its market value.
Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.
The arrests wrap up an investigation that’s been cooking for years. At issue: How – and why – could more than 90 percent of LIRR employees who sought a disability pension get one?
They carried American flags and chanted “What’s disgusting? Union busting” outside Lowell McAdam’s Mendham residence. Police say the protest was peaceful and without incident.
Gov. Chris Christie has been getting all the attention for signing that pension reform law in New Jersey that forces state workers to contribute a lot more for their health coverage and retirement.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.
Since the New Jersey Assembly approved the employee benefits bill and the supplemental measure Thursday, it’s now up to the Democrat-controlled Senate to cross the last “T” before sending the legislation to Governor Chris Christie.
The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to North Jersey to hold his 20th town hall of the year as big issues loom at the Statehouse. Wednesday’s town hall event is being held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.
The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for pensions and health benefits from public workers while suspending unions’ ability to bargain over health care.
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