• Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Harper loses pension


    Pittsburgh's police pension fund said former Police Chief Nate Harper will lose a $63,000 pension because of his guilty plea in a corruption case.

    The vote took place Thursday, but Harper's attorney is protesting that he was told it wouldn't take place until January.

    Harper pleaded guilty to the corruption charges in October. He joined the city's police in 1977 and rose through its ranks to become chief in 2006.

    Harper retired in February and began collecting his pension shortly thereafter. He collected about $40,000 in benefits before the board froze his payments following his guilty plea.

    If Harper is ordered to pay restitution, he'll receive the remainder of what he paid into the retirement account, but no further yearly payments.

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