Ruling stands: No pension for ex-Broward sheriff convicted on corruption charges

TALLAHASSEE

Ruling stands: No pension for ex-sheriff

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected former Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne's attempt to have his pension restored despite a federal corruption conviction.

The justices on Tuesday declined to hear Jenne's appeal. That means a lower court ruling stands, denying Jenne a pension worth about $134,000 a year.

Jenne, also a longtime state lawmaker and former prosecutor, pleaded guilty in 2007 to accepting money and favors from sheriff's vendors. He served 10 months in prison and lost his law license.

After prison he worked as a consultant at the now-defunct Fort Lauderdale law firm headed by Scott Rothstein, now serving a 50-year sentence for running a $1 billion Ponzi scheme. Jenne has not been implicated in that case.

MIAMI

FBI offers $50,000 in hunt for bank robbers

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of any suspects involved in the dramatic heist at a South Florida bank last week.

Three masked, gun-toting thieves burst into a bank teller's apartment shortly after midnight Friday, holding him and his father hostage until the teller opened his Coral Gables Bank of America branch that morning.

The intruders strapped what they said was a bomb to the man's chest and told him to make off with as much money as he could.

The robbers took the money from the teller and drover off in his red Ford Mustang, which was found a few blocks from the bank.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (305) 944-9101.

Associated Press

Ruling stands: No pension for ex-Broward sheriff convicted on corruption charges 09/28/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:08pm]

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