3 More NY Lawyers Lose Pensions; 45 Now on State’s No-Pay List
Posted Dec 12, 2008 3:28 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Three more Long Island lawyers are having their government pension credits or pension revoked by the state comptroller, bringing to 45 the number of New York attorneys who have had their benefits rescinded.
The three allegedly were improperly listed as employees of government entities, allowing them to receive state benefits, when in fact they were in private law practice and thus acting as independent contractors, reports Newsday.
Among the latest three additions to the list, the newspaper writes, are Jerome Ehrlich, 71, of Garden City, "who in 2006 started collecting an annual pension of $34,029, must repay $81,426 to the State Retirement System, the comptroller's office said. The other two attorneys are William Glass of Port Jefferson and Raymond Mineo of Elmont."
The latter two men have not yet collected pensions, but are losing pension credits.
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