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Friday, June 17, 2011

Even disgraced DC sleazoids end up rich in sham system: Weiner quits, but stays well-compensated

Pension, benefits for Anthony Weiner could top $1M

(USA TODAY) -- by Catalina Camia --

As politicians in New York figure out what's next for the U.S. House seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, there are some financial odds and ends to consider about the disgraced Democrat.

Weiner, first elected in 1998, could draw on pension and benefits worth more than $1 million in his lifetime, according to calculations by the National Taxpayers Union. Details were reported today by Roll Call, National Journal and others.

Weiner resigned Thursday, after a scandal over sexually explicit contact he had with women on Twitter and Facebook.

Weiner, now 46 years old, could receive $46,224 annually if he waits until age 62 to draw his pension. If he opts to receive it early, starting at age 56, he would receive $35,357 annually...MORE...LINK

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