Possible Coverup at Pension Board

July 4, 2014

While listening to the Pension Board recording, the discussion on the firing of F/F Nelson jumped out at me.

F/F Nelson is grieving his firing and at the same time receiving a Pension, which is not Legal. He has received $106.347.00 in Pension ( so far and growing each month ) which he should not have. Who is going to pay for this mistake; TAXPAYERS, Past Plan Administrator Jennifer Campbell, Pension Fund or F/F Nelson ?

The plan attorney stated that he called the union President and was told that a former pension employee gave F/F Nelson advice to file a grievance, the Plan attorney insinuated that " the Former Director " should not have given this advice. I took this to mean the former Plan Administrator Jennifer Campbell.

After this discussion a question was asked if there were any safe guards put in place to prevent this from happening in the future. The Plan Administrator Tiffany Earnst stated that this was not known by the Staff at that time and that now that it is known a Policy should be put in place to cover this- it was restated by Plan Administrator Tiffany Earnst that Staff was not aware of this incident.

In all fairness to past Administrator Jennifer Campbell, I feel this is hearsay and I did not hear the Plan Attorney say whether he asked the Past Administrator Jennifer Campbell whether this is fact or not and I did not hear whether the BOARD CHAIRMAN in office at that time ( Police Trustee Rich Griner ) was asked what his knowledge of this incident was.

Could this be a cover up on past Chairman Griners part ?

Without a recording NO ONE would have known about this . Another reason for recording the meetings.

Tampa Fire Rescue ( Ret. ) District Chief Fred Urbuteit


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