Should Jack Johnson Receive His Pension?

Former Prince George’s County executive still receives a $50,000 annual pension while in prison.

Two weeks after former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson , he continues to draw a paycheck for work he did while in office.

A Prince George’s County spokesperson confirmed that Johnson, who last year pleaded guilty to  charges, is receiving $50,000 annually from a pension fund.

Due to a loophole in state law, Johnson is set to receive the pension for life, according to reports.

Do you think Johnson should receive his pension? Should lawmakers do something to close the loophole? Let us know in the comments section below.

patches March 11, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Are you kidding me! He stole more than he made in salary. Plus he was the worst States Attorney PG has ever seen. He couldn't convict a Jaywalker. Leave the inept 'Everyone wants to pick on me' criminal in jail along with his crooked has been 'Administrative Judge wife'. Give that man a break, NEVER! Nothing but a common criminal, both of them!
Kathie Peterson March 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Nope! He should not.
Pachacutec March 12, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Not to be impious, but if God wants to forgive Johnson, that's between the 2 of them. It makes me SO mad that Johnson is not only continuing to draw his paycheck while in jail, but stands to get a pension, too? What next, a huge cash award for services rendered? Wouldn't' surprise me a bit.
Sheri March 15, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Don't law enforcement personnel risk losing their pensions if they are fired or commit illegal acts? Why is it different for politician public servants?
Remmy March 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Those of you in PG County do have issues - neither husband or wife should be entitled to pension or salary. Sadly, the public must teach right from wrong; they did not learn at home, church, or school. In Howard County we have a similar issue - an Assistant Teacher - stole credit cards and is receiving paid leave since January awaiting trial. Another Howard County issue is a computer repair expert - stole over $210,000.00 and is in jail - both of these individuals were hired by the School System and are government employees - They steal and we still continue to pay them. If I had done such horrible crimes - I would be in the pokey never to see light again, plus no pay - taxpayers throughout Maryland should be appalled over both situations - am sure there are more that may be uncovered. What happened to the vetting process (we would be able to screen out the criminals, prior to hire).


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