06/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vito Scavo, Corrupt Ex-Police Chief, Receives $8000-A-Month Pension Despite Conviction

Vito Scavo -- the crooked former Melrose Park police chief -- muscled a Catholic church, a movie theater, a children's amusement park and other businesses in the west suburb to hire his private security firm, which he staffed with on-duty cops.

Scavo, who retired in 2006, was convicted of racketeering and extortion and sentenced in February to six years in prison. But he's still getting his Melrose Park government pension -- $7,737.88 a month.

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