TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Supreme Court has rejected former Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne's attempt to have his pension restored despite a federal corruption conviction.
The justices on Tuesday declined to hear Jenne's appeal. That means a lower court ruling stands denying Jenne a pension worth about $134,000 a year.
Jenne, also a longtime state lawmaker and former prosecutor, pleaded guilty in 2007 to accepting money and favors from sheriff's vendors. Jenne served 10 months in prison and lost his law license.
After prison he worked as a consultant at the now-defunct Fort Lauderdale law firm headed by Scott Rothstein, now serving a 50-year sentence for running a $1 billion Ponzi scheme. Jenne has not been implicated in that case.