Q & A Session – Losing Retirement


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


I have a family member who retired from a federal prison several years ago. After they retired, they were convicted of a felony, and they are currently serving time in a state prison. What is the list of charges in which a federal employee loses their retirement?


Federal retirees can lose their retirement when convicted of treason, espionage, sabotage and other related offenses. 

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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Debra Roth

Debra L. Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, a federal employment law firm in Washington, D.C. She is general counsel to the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, host of the “FEDtalk” program on Federal News Radio, and a regular contributor to Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” morning show. Email your legal questions to lawyer@federaltimes.com.

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