Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson’s pension should continue

WASHINGTON – A new report by the Congressional Research Service reiterates previous legal findings — that Congress can’t deny pension benefits to former members for criminal conduct covered by a 2007 law if the illegal acts occurred before the law’s enactment. That means former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, now serving a record 13-year prison sentence, will continue to collect his pension — estimated at $40,000-$50,000 a year.

via Congressional Research Service confirms Jefferson’s pension should continue | NOLA.com.

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