Government Law

Retired Boston Lawyer Earns $162K at Part-Time Job


After nearly 50 years at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, many of them in leadership positions, attorney Paul McCann has a pension of nearly $100,000 a year.

But the longtime city planning official also makes another $162,000 annually for working about 25 hours a week as a consultant, reports the Boston Globe.

His extra pay is now being probed by public officials after the newspaper started asking questions. They say a state pension law prohibits former government employees from working more than 960 hours a year in public positions after retiring, or earning more from a government job than they made before retiring.

However, McCann says he has done nothing wrong, the Globe reports. The income limitations don’t apply to him, he says, because the BRA is an independent authority rather than a government agency covered by the pension law.

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