BREWSTER, NY—Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Carmel) will be holding a press conference at his district office in Brewster Friday, to discuss a bill he is sponsoring which calls for an amendment to be made to the retirement and social security law. The law would require that persons convicted of crimes relating to the office they hold forfeit their pension rights or retirement benefits.
SB 3817 is a response to the numerous cases of corruption seen recently in New York State, just this morning Senator Kruger and Assemblyman Boyland of Brooklyn turned themselves in to officials. Kruger and Boyland as well as 6 other associates are accused of taking bribes.
This is an important issue for Senator Ball who sees corruption amongst public officials as costly and burdensome to tax payers.“Corrupt public officials should not be supported by the taxpayers they have defrauded. The state should not have to pay for someone who did not carry out lawfully the position they were trusted with.”
The details for the Press Conference are as follows:
Who: Senator Greg Ball
Members of the Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County Legislatures
Local Elected Officials, including town supervisors, board members and trustees
What: Press Conference calling for Pension Forfeiture for Public Misconduct
When: March 11, 2011
Where Senator Greg Ball’s District Office
441 Route 22, Suite 205
Brewster NY 10509