After 4 months in Hudson job, McGreevey gets benefits for life
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's four-month stint as a Hudson County attorney has brought him health benefits for life.
County spokesman James Kennelly tells The Jersey Journal that the county doesn't have a cap on service time in exchange for benefits.
McGreevey spearheaded the creation of a prisoner re-entry center during his time with the country. Kennelly says the positive change caused by the community resource center outweighed the cost of ending up as his final government employer.
Officials didn't say how much money the benefits package could cost.
The 58-year-old former governor runs Jersey City's prisoner re-entry program. He will receive a $66,837 state pension.
McGreevey declined to answer most questions from the newspaper, but says he received a $75,000 salary from the county.
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