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Letter: Pensions for convicts is beyond troubling

State Sen. Dean Skelos and his son, Adam

State Sen. Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, arrive at federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Credit: Charles Eckert

Another historic moment in our great country, watching the wheels of justice fall off [“Cuomo: Speak up on pensions,” News, Feb. 19]. Crime does pay in New York State.

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will collect a $95,833 pension, and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will collect $79,222. That it is possible to collect a pension after a conviction is troubling enough. To actually have to make a law outlawing it is laughable.

What a society — electing people who cannot consistently act on their own, in good conscience, to just do the right thing.

Mike Pedano, South Farmingdale



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