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July 9, 2013

Retired judges saving millions for taxpayers

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CNHI — Top-earning retired judges in 2012

•Barry Feudale, Northumberland County — $69,687, recall pay; $25,429, pension; total, $95,116

•John Braxton, Philadelphia — $71,354, recall pay; $25,658, pension; total, $97,012

•Robert Matthews, Philadelphia — $67,891, recall pay; $48,774, pension; total, $116,665

•William Morgan, Forest/Warren — $83,770, recall pay; $45,551.52, pension; total, $129,321

•Charles Browne, Centre County — $69,660, recall pay; $60,618, pension; total, $130,278

•Abram Reynolds, Philadelphia — $78,421, recall pay; $71,808, pension; total, $150,229

•Lawrence Brenner, Lehigh County — $95,146, recall pay; $58,049, pension; total, $153,195

•Mary Collins, Philadelphia — $68,181, recall pay; $88,841, pension; total, $157,022

•Stanton Wettick, Allegheny County — $74,233, recall pay; $83,593.80, pension; total, $157,826

•Robert Colville, Superior Court — $129,642, recall pay; $28,344.72, pension; total, $157,986

•Ricardo Jackson, Philadelphia — $90,685, recall pay; $75,095, pension; total, $165,780

•William Platt, Superior Court — $111,670, recall pay; $59,347.08, pension; total, $171,017

•James Fitzgerald, Superior Court — $112,496, recall pay; $83,197.08, pension; total, $195,693

Fitzgerald retired from the Supreme Court, so even though he is serving part time on the Superior Court, his compensation/pension package is allowed to exceed the $188,337-a-year salary of a full-time Superior Court justice. Supreme Court justices are paid $199,606 a year.

 

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