Double-Dipping New York State Sheriffs

The Livingston, Genesee, Seneca and Orleans county sheriffs are all “double-dipping,” according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. They’re among the 40 percent of New York State sheriffs collecting state pensions and salaries.

Workers under 65 who retire with state pensions are prohibited from earning more than $30,000 a year in government jobs without a waiver. But elected officials are exempt from the rule.

In the controversy over Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn’s pay raise, he said he deserved the raise in part because he could have double-dipped. Instead, he never retired and continued on the job.

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