This is how the conversation goes.
Detective - So do you want to tell us what happened?
Dirty cop - Not if it jeopardizes my pension.
Detective - You're looking at the death penalty here unless you cooperate.
Dirty cop - I'm saying anything without my pension being protected.
That's what I think of when I read this piece sent to me by reader Jeremy...........
A District Court judge denied a motion to dismiss a fraud charge Wednesday against the city's former human resources director..
Lisa Roth is accused of directing staff members to falsify documents to allow a former Police Department employee, Linda Clark, to be eligible for retirement. She is charged with a misdemeanor count of making false statements to the state retirement system.Laura Masters, a former compensation analyst with the city, said Clark was facing termination and did not have enough hours to qualify for retirement benefits.
Masters said Roth directed her to “fix it that she can retire.” Masters said Clark had 19 years of service and needed 20 years to qualify for retirement benefits. She said city policy allowed only sick pay to be used in accumulating additional days of service for retirement, but Masters said Roth directed her to apply comp time and vacation time to Clark's service
Now why would someone go to such trouble unless it was worth it?