this morning imprisoned Erie County Councilman Ebert Beeman is no longer receiving
pay for holding office.
Erie County Executive Barry Grossman ordered the cease and desist and says it's an insult to taxpayers to continue to pay Beeman a salary.
Each year Beeman makes $8779. 18 cents
and is paid biweekly in installments of $337.68
Grossman says since Beeman who is in
federal prison for social security fraud and unable to participate fully as a
councilman he thinks this is the right action to take.
A judge has yet to rule on whether
or not Beeman will be kicked off council.
with Beeman's attorney Jeffrey Del Fuoco who is looking into the salary matter.
Grossman says if Beeman is exonerated of all charges he will be reimbursed by the County.