The Williams Story and a Different Caste
The story of former RI Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Williams’s second family is certainly worthy of the adjectives that have thus far been used to describe it — “odd,” “creepy,” and so on. With or without further details, though, it’s essentially a window into another world in which such creatures thrive, and in which such facts as this swill about:
They brought in $198,000 in salaries last year, according to personnel data gathered by state controller Marc Leonetti. Pamela DosReis, 44, earned a $58,000 base salary, plus $9,709 in overtime and bonuses.
Her husband, Frank, 45, had a base salary of $50,455, plus just shy of $80,000 in overtime and bonuses.
On a personal level, one can congratulate the DosReises for their good fortune in acquiring attractive financial circumstances. As the people funding those circumstances, suspicion and recriminations are more in order, whether focusing on a powerful man who could pull such lucrative strings, on a system that makes an elite of public servants in an economically struggling state, or both.