TEMPLE CITY (AP) — Former Temple City Mayor Cathe Wilson will continue to receive pension checks even though she was convicted of perjury and bribery and was sentenced in June to four years in state prison.
California Public Employees’ Retirement System spokesman Bob Burton told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that Wilson was elected to the Temple City council about 10 months before a state law took effect that would have cost her the pension.READ MORE: Report: 2 LA County Firefighters May Be Fired For Sharing Kobe Bryant Crash Photos
Burton says the state law strips pension benefits from elected officials who are convicted of felonies, but it only applies to those who were last elected to office after Jan. 1, 2006.READ MORE: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award Will Recognize Current NBA Player, Donate $100K To His Organization Of Choice
So, she will continue receiving $296 a month plus medical coverage.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE: A Look Inside The Secret Headquarters Of One Of LA’s Hottest Sneaker Dealers
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