Fired Pa. turnpike boss can get pension

March 27, 2009 11:24:15 AM PDT
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission chairman fired by Gov. Ed Rendell can receive a maximum annual state pension of about $6,100. The estimated figure is an Associated Press calculation based on information provided by the State Employees' Retirement System under a Right-to-Know Law request.

The part-time job paid $28,500 annually and Mitchell Rubin served on the commission for nearly 11 years.

Rendell ousted Rubin from the job on Monday citing "overwhelming" evidence that he accepted a no-work contract from a state senator for $150,000.

The contract was described in the recent corruption trial of former state Sen. Vincent Fumo of Philadelphia.

Rubin has not been charged with any wrongdoing, but Rendell says it is inappropriate for him to stay on the commission.

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