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FIRED SECRET SERVICE AGENT REMAINS ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO $2.1 MILLION IN TAXPAYER-FUNDED PENSION PAYOUT

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The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions.

Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia.

The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has been allowed to retire, while Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division, has been fired with cause. A third low-level officer has resigned his post.

Chaney will soon be cashing in on a pension worth between $47,000 and $61,000 per year, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

Despite the scandal, it will be nearly impossible to prevent him from collecting on the lucrative sum, according to Michael Spekter, an attorney specializing in defending federal benefit packages.

“Even if you’re fired for misconduct, unless you are found guilty of treason, you can get your retirement benefits that you’ve earned through your years of public service,” he said. “They don’t dock your pensions.”

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  1. Ohio Dan

    April 20th, 2012

    The cocaine part of the story is news to me.

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  2. grayscape

    April 20th, 2012

    Sorry. 17-18 years of service in the military earns you ZERO pension. Why are civilian gubmint employees so fukin special?

    Flush this progturd…

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  3. LEDs uncle

    April 20th, 2012

    The story is partially wrong. I have a relative iin MD who retired from the Department of Treasury. Since the mid 1980s the Treasury Dept has been using a 401k type (defined contribution) retirement system and not a “pension” (defined benefit) like some other public sector employees. According to her, employees contribute up to 10% of their salary (with partial employer matching funds).

    General details are here at the Treasury Dep’t site:

    http://www.treasury.gov/careers/Pages/benefits.aspx

    It’s safe to assume that their ex co-workers would like to kick their asses. They should loose the matching portion of the retirement or have some type of serious penalty. This is an outrageous abuse of power and privilege. It is also a serious security risk. Those guys should have been getting periodic polygraphs to weed out scum with bad habits like whore-mongering.

    If I heard the news correctly, one of the Secret Service agents is now suing the gov’t over being fired. I still hate JFK for allowing unions into the Federal Government. I remember the “Camelot” propaganda when he was in office and it still makes me nauseous.

    My apologies, I’m not trying to be a smart ass. I just have a relative who’s mad as heck at these dirtbags.

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  4. Roscoe P. Soultrane

    April 21st, 2012

    They need to bring back Penal Battalions. Our intrepid hookers & blow agent would make a fine candidate.

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  5. fxdwg69

    April 21st, 2012

    Chaney had his time in and was allowed to retire. RETIRE.
    Why shouldn’t he be allowed to collect his retirement? Obviously he didn’t suck enough during the first twenty something years of his career to be fired.
    Duh.

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  6. LONGARCH

    April 21st, 2012

    I don’t recall President Clinton’s retirement being docked when he undocked of his with Monica.

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  7. Corona

    April 21st, 2012

    Ah, just like every Fed/State pension.

    I was wondering…if we had a 1 inch x 1 inch pic of every Fed/State/Muni worker (damn if I’ll ever call them ‘employees’) and made a mural out of all those pics, I wonder how many square miles it would cover.

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  8. the dolfer

    April 21st, 2012

    Once again this is gubmint giving themselves goodies no real hard working American has access to. Misconduct should mean automatic forfeiture of pension benefits, regardless of how much time is put in.

    Also, traditional pensions should be a thing of the past. They are relics. 401(k) or 403(b) is the only way to go.

    With longer life expectancies (although with Obamacare that may change) how can ANY business or agency survive with an open ended pension obligation?

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