Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - mars-2:hrs02I_RFM2154_060201 - Rayburn 21547 - Restoring the Public Trust: A Review of the Pension Forfeiture Act - A hearing titled, "Restoring the Public Trust: A Review of the Federal Pension Forfeiture Act," was held on denying federal officials convicted of felony crimes access to retirement plans and funds. Two panels of witnesses testified about federal retirement benefits for public officials convicted of a crime related to public corruption that is punishable by more than one-year imprisonment for an act committed while the individual was employed by the federal government. The legislation would apply to the following crimes: bribery of public officials and witnesses; government officials illegally seeking outside compensation; officers or employees acting as agents of foreign principals; conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States; embezzlement; and making false statements. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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