Former Assessor Asking For His Pension

Former Lincoln County Assessor Jerry Weaver is asking a judge to restore his pension.

Weaver, who was the assessor for 25 years, resigned after pleading guilty to vote buying.

The state retirement board revoked his state retirement benefits.

Weaver's attorney argued he was entitled to the benefits because the crime was not related to his job.

The attorney for the retirement board said the Supreme Court ruled in a previous case that a public servant found guilty of a crime unrelated to their job is not entitled to their retirement benefit.

The attorney did say Weaver is entitled to money he contributed.

The judge did not make a ruling.

Weaver is serving a 12 month sentence in a federal prison.

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