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Some Former Oxnard Officials Asked To Refund Pension Benefit

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 1:37pm

A letter sent to some former City of Oxnard leaders, including police and fire chiefs, is asking them to return a pension benefit they received which was never formally authorized by the Oxnard City Council.

More than $100,000 was paid during a several year long period through what was known as the Supplemental Post Retirement Benefit Program.

It was one of the things investigated as part of a wider probe by the Ventura County District’s Attorney’s office,

Prosecutors found the perk hadn’t been legally authorized.

The city attorney’s office sent letters to seven former officials, and the widow of an eighth asking them to refund the money.

The former officials aren’t accused of wrongdoing.

The letter says the perk was part of past improper management practices by the city’s administration.

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