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Letter: No pension if hours weren’t worked

Edward Walsh, Suffolk Conservative Party chairman and sheriff's

Edward Walsh, Suffolk Conservative Party chairman and sheriff's lieutenant, leaves federal court in Central Islip on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Credit: James Carbone

Day after day, the taxpayers of New York are reminded of the inability of our elected officials to govern themselves [“Conservative boss to retire from county job,” News, Feb. 19].

Suffolk County Conservative Party leader Edward Walsh is retiring from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department with an undetermined pension. At the same time, he is facing trial for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 for time he never worked.

Should he be found guilty, I would, albeit naively, hope that his pension would be adjusted downward to reflect the non-working hours.

James J. McCormick, East Northport

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