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Former LI officer pleads guilty to pension scheme

July 2, 2014
Associated Press

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A former Long Island detective sergeant has pleaded guilty to falsifying records in a scheme that netted him nearly half a million dollars in pension funds.

Terrance Hoffman, of Shirley, pleaded guilty Tuesday to permitting falsification of records of the retirement system.

Authorities say he collected $465,000 in illegal pension payments from the state and local Police and Fire Retirement System. They say it happened after Hoffman retired from the Suffolk County police department and took a job with Nassau Community College without notifying the state comptroller. Newsday ( ) says Hoffman earned more than the limit that retirees who re-enter the public employment system can earn without a waiver.

His lawyer says Hoffman will have to pay back the pension funds as part of his sentence set for Sept. 10.


Information from: Newsday,



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