Drew Peterson’s pension revoked

And I’m sure it has nothing to do with the transcripts of the covert prison recordings from 2014 being released which included this exchange:

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Via WJOL:

the Bolingbrook Police Pension board has revoked Drew Peterson’s ($79,000-per-year) pension.

The termination is effective immediately.

All five members voted to revoke the former convicted Bolingbrook police officer’s pension.

Peterson was found guilty this week of trying to hire someone to kill Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow.

The Pension Board met Wednesday night. Drew’s son and daughter were at the meeting along with attorneys.

Peterson is serving 38 years for killing his third wife.

He will be sentenced in July and faces up to 60 years for the murder for hire conviction.

By “Drew’s son and daughter” I assume they are referring to Stacy’s children, Lacy and Anthony, and that Stephen brought them to the proceedings in an attempt to elicit sympathy as he has been using his father’s pension money to support the two of them.

Via The Chicago Sun-Times

Peterson was on-duty and in uniform when he called in a welfare check request to Bolingbrook Police in 2004, and his fellow officers entered Savio’s home and found her body in a bathtub, said Atwell, who reviewed transcripts of Peterson’s month-long 2012 trial.

Peterson’s decades of experience as a police officer helped him cover up the murder, and his ties to the department were crucial to his nearly getting away with the crime…

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7 thoughts on “Drew Peterson’s pension revoked

  1. “Peterson was on-duty and in uniform when he called in a welfare check request to Bolingbrook Police in 2004, and his fellow officers entered Savio’s home and found her body in a bathtub, said Atwell, who reviewed transcripts of Peterson’s month-long 2012 trial. Peterson’s decades of experience as a police officer helped him cover up the murder, and his ties to the department were crucial to his nearly getting away with the crime, Atwell said.

    Peterson’s lawyers have said Peterson’s oldest son, Stephen, has used the pension money to support Peterson’s two children by his third wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007. Stephen Peterson lost his job as a police officer in Oak Brook, after officials in the suburb found he had not told State Police investigators that his father had given him cash and guns to hide after Stacy Peterson went missing.

    The pension board’s vote had been put off for years by procedural delays and the dogged efforts of Peterson’s lawyers. Pension board lawyers as recently as last month had scheduled a deposition with Peterson at state prison in downstate Menard, where Peterson is serving a 38-year sentence for Savio’s murder. Peterson, who stood trial on charges of soliciting murder and soliciting murder for hire last week, canceled the deposition.”

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bolingbrook-ends-killer-cop-drew-petersons-police-pension/

  2. Wonder if Stephen Peterson has been educating himself and preparing for a new career these last five years since he was fired from the Oak Brook police department, or if he was just taking it easy and expecting to live off daddy’s pension indefinitely?

  3. I feel sorry for Lacy and Anthony. They have been pawns in this debacle since the beginning. Hopefully now that the pension is out of the picture, Stephen will allow Stacy’s family to take a more active role in their lives. Cassandra deserves better than the treatment she’s received from Stephen.

  4. If they can get Stacy legally declared dead the kids would be eligible for SS.

    I know that Cass and family were pursuing that at one point and then decided not to – I think for legal reasons – but maybe it’s time to revisit that idea.

  5. “Geoff Pinkus
    June 1 at 7:31am ·
    I realize I beat this story to death, but for this tool would have kept his mouth shut he may have skated. His ego was still going strong in prison when he tried to have the prosecutor killed. One thing I did not do when I interviewed him was patronize this jagoff like so much of the media. After my show he met me at my car. Trying to intimidate me I told him “get off the bumper of my car”.. 6 weeks later he was arrested. I hope he burns in hell.”

    While it’s true that Pinkus and Amy Jacobson asked some direct questions the first time Drew and Joel were on their show, Pinkus backpedaled on some statements after Joel threatened him with a lawsuit and we were asked to remove some of his comments (from an email conversation we had with him) from the blog. If I remember correctly the comments had to do with him saying that he was afraid he was going to choke on the chicken wings that the two had brought him from Brodsky’s short-lived bar.

    Pinkus had the two of them on his show at least once more and after Drew was arrested, and he had Joel on many times for a couple of years despite his criticisms of Brodsky’s representation.

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