Convicted DiMasi Could Lose State Pension

BOSTON (CBS) – Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi could lose his state pension.

DiMasi was convicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday and now State Treasurer Steve Grossman says he will ask the State Retirement Board to suspend DiMasi’s pension, which pays him about $5,000 a month.

“He has been convicted of a crime related to his office or his position and because he has been convicted, I believe that we should suspend his pension benefits and move forward with forfeiture proceedings,” Grossman told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

DiMasi’s pension was suspended when he was first charged, but a judge overruled the decision and forced the state to pay him back.

DiMasi will be sentenced September 8.

He’s planning to appeal.

  • Willow

    What, he hasn’t stolen enough money from everyone? Hell yes, he should lose his state paid pension. He’ll have everything he needs right in prison.

  • The Batman

    This guy abuses the power of his office (just like his predecessors) and get caught and convicted. He should not be entitled to one thin dime of the taxpayers money more than he has already gotten. This is the result of these guys staying in office way too long. They all have a tendency to forget who put them there and why. Voters in this state and in this country need to send a strong message to the politicians that they serve at the whim of the electorate and that their current jobs hang by a thread if the voters so choose. Wake up and smell the corruption people, it’s not too late to turn this bus around before it goes off the cliff.

  • jaygee

    I seriously doubt that he will lose his pension but just in case he does, there is a very good chance that he will get a big job when he gets out. When a pol loses an election, he or she gets a big $100,000 position somewhere in state government & doing very little to earn the money so I am quite sure that some of Sal’s amigos will find him something.

  • Ricardo

    Take the pension away!

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