The former State Senator who served Northeastern Pennsylvania for forty years has been receiving more than $11,000 dollars a month in pension benefits since he retired last year.
However last month, Mellow pleaded guilty to corruption charges as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney’s office, and on Friday the state ruled his entire retirement benefit is forfeited because of that plea.
Bob Mellow was once one of the most powerful politicians in Pennsylvania, as the democratic leader in the state senate.
However, now he’s a disgraced ex-lawmaker, heading to federal prison after his guilty plea last month on corruption charges.
Late on Friday came word that the state employee retirement system has pulled Mellow’s pension.
That means Mellow will not get the $11,000 a month pension he was expecting. The state employee retirement system ruled that Mellow’s pension is cut off, effective May 9, 2012, when he pleaded guilty.