FLORIDA – The executive director of the State Attorney’s Office is leaving the employment of Angela Corey.
Richard Komando resigned his position Thursday. In his three-sentence resignation letter, Komando said his last day in the office would be that day, but he will be taking leave through April 19 when he will officially depart. Komondo declined to comment on his departure Friday.
This is the fourth high-profile employee to depart the State Attorney’s Office in the last year. Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy, former executive director Mike Weinstein and Nassau County chief Wes White also resigned. (link)
Both Komando and Weinstein were both Executive Directors of the State Attorneys office both reporting directly to Angela Corey. An Executive Director manages the business office, human resource, and the office budget. Who would know best about any money being used to pad Angela Coreys pension. This is a Salem Witch hunt to find out who leaked the information to the press about Angela Corey taking tax payer money to pad her retirement pension. The times Union created some very bad press about the pension padding and this sounds like a Witch hunt by Angela Corey to find the leak (link)
THE BACKSTORY….. (February 13th) JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Action News is going right to local state attorney Angela Corey after learning she spent taxpayer dollars on retirement plans.
We found out about this transfer of money through a public records request. The documents show the transfer of hundreds of thousands of taxpayers dollars right into just two prosecutors’ retirement funds. […]
Action News uncovered some of that savings went right into Corey and senior prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda’s retirement funds. we asked how she would tell taxpayers about taking this money from her budget and putting it into two people’s retirement funds.
“First, I didn’t take anything. It’s set by state statute,” said Corey.
That means, it’s all legal. “It’s their entitlement. Whatever the law allows for career prosecutors is what we intend to do to keep them,” said Corey.
It has to do with a state law on pension funds. Originally when Corey and De La Rionda were hired, 1.6 percent of their salary was paid into the pension fund each month. In 2001, the legislature said it should be at 2 percent. So, anyone who worked between 1987 and 2000 is eligible for that point 4-percent difference. (link)
Corey and de la Rionda each had almost 14 years of service that could be upgraded. Doing so cost $108,439 for Corey and $126,653 for de la Rionda. (link)