The Mayor’s Call to Close the Pension Loophole is Welcome But …
… does anyone else have the impression that he wouldn’t be quite so indignant about the Providence Pension Board’s decision or quite so passionate about excluding future convicts from receiving a municipal pension if Frank Corrente had been a member of his rather than the prior administration?
Mayor David N. Cicilline wants the City Council to change an ordinance in order to bar city employees who serve time for corruption from getting taxpayer-subsidized pensions. And the mayor said he has retained a lawyer to try to stop a former City Hall official from collecting pension.
The mayor’s office said today the submitted proposal is prompted by the city Retirement Board’s recent decision to award a partial pension to Frank E. Corrente — once a top official in former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.’s administration — who was convicted for racketeering, conspiracy and attempted extortion as a result of the Operation Plunder Dome probe at City Hall.