To serve: Florida cop convicted of 14 counts of false imprisonment may still receive retirement benefits

“A former Broward County sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment could still get his state retirement benefits, under a ruling by an administrative law judge.

Jonathan Bleiweiss was accused of committing the crimes while in uniform and driving a marked police car.

The ruling Tuesday by Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham provided little detail about the allegations, but the Sun Sentinel reported last year that Bleiweiss had been accused of intimidating undocumented immigrants into performing sex acts.

The Sun Sentinel reported that he entered a plea deal that included five years in prison. After the plea, the state Division of Retirement made a preliminary decision that Bleiweiss had forfeited his benefits in the Florida Retirement System because of the conviction.”

Fmr. Deputy May Get Retirement Benefits After Guilty Plea

You can tell that this judge really views his acts as egregious

If that were you or I, you can guarantee that the benefits would be stripped

Blue privilege extends right across the bench

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