Sheriff Larry Campbell (With Alleged Health and Mental Issues) Collecting Full Salary As Sheriff And Also A DROP Retirement!
Sheriff Larry Campbell collected $218,463 on February 4th 2005. He is now back into the FRS Retirement System building for a second retirement plus his salary of $137,000 annually.
Government workers can enter the states deferred retirement program, called DROP, after working for 30 years or turning 62. After working for five to eight years in DROP, workers retire and take a lump-sum payout in addition to their regular pension. It was created in 1998 to encourage retirement of highly paid, senior employees to make room for advances among younger, lower-paid employees. The result is that one person is receiving both full pay, and a full pension, when if they REALLY retired, another person could be employed.
Most people call this double dipping. If someone wants to retire, they need to go ahead and retire! Sheriff Larry Campbell already has over 50 years in law enforcement. The Current Candidates of both Tommy Mills and Lisa Sprague running against him for the Sheriff position this year in the election feel it’s time for change.
His Close Buddy Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Tallahasse, received $519,995 from DROP in late 2008 and began collecting a monthly retirement check of $8,468.32 — but didn’t retire. He took a month, as previously required, and returned to his $153,000-a-year job.
The Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents law enforcement officers within the City of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, and the Quincy Police Department agree that after 28 years of State Attorney Willie Meggs– it is time for change.
The State Of Florida currently has 2000 People Abusing The Retirement System with double-dippers on the roles. Luckily, this double-dipping system of people claiming that they retired and coming back to work and get more money is going away for future abusers of the pay-outs like Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Attorney Willie Meggs.
State Attorney Willie Meggs (With Alleged Health And Mental Issues) Is Receiving Both Full-pay As State Attorney Along With A DROP Retirement!