Madigan Sues to Revoke Burge Pension
By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 7, 2011 6:34PM
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit today to immediately strip former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jon Burge of his pension, which was saved last week when the four cops elected to the eight-person pension review board deadlocked the vote to revoke Burge's pension.
Madigan is also seeking reimbursement of any pension benefits paid out since his Jan. 21 sentencing to 4-1/2 years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice.
“Jon Burge forfeited his right to a public pension when he lied about his knowledge of and participation in the torture and physical abuse of suspects,” Madigan said. “It’s this type of criminal conduct by a public servant that our pension forfeiture laws were designed to discourage. The public should never have to pay for the retirement of a corrupt public official.”