PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Providence City Councilor is seeking about $1,000 a month in pension pay while he fights embezzlement charges.

Democrat Kevin Jackson became the first politician in the city’s history to be recalled from office by his constituents. He was charged with embezzling funds from a youth sports team.

Jackson has maintained his innocence.

A city spokesman tells WPRI-TV (http://bit.ly/2uWw0w1 ) that Jackson is eligible for both a service pension worth $536 per month and an elected official’s pension worth $477 per month.

However, a city ordinance allows the Providence Retirement Board to reduce or eliminate the pension of any former employee accused of wrongdoing related to his city work, even if they are not convicted of a crime.

Jackson’s application will be reviewed Wednesday.


Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com