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Does ex-Brunswick County sheriff Ron Hewett receive a pension despite felony convictions?

Andrew Dunn
StarNews
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Former Brunswick County sheriff Ronald Hewett.

Former Brunswick County sheriff Ronald Hewett does not receive a public pension, likely because of his convictions on state and federal charges.

Brunswick County employees participate in the state’s local government retirement system plan, which pays out a certain percentage of the employee’s salary after five years of service.

Hewett would normally be eligible for benefits. He served as sheriff from 1995 until his resignation in 2008.

But he served about a year in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of obstruction of justice and state charges of embezzlement.

The N.C. Office of the State Treasurer confirmed that Hewett is not drawing a pension.

According to a rule adopted in 2007, public employees can be prohibited from drawing a pension if convicted of state or federal charges involving public corruption, according to the benefits handbook.

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3 Responses to “ Does ex-Brunswick County sheriff Ron Hewett receive a pension despite felony convictions?”

  1. On February 5, 2011 at 9:54 am Brunswick Co. Citizen wrote:

    It seems like every other day or two I would see Ron`s picture in the paper, I made a joke to an officer at the sheriff`s department that every police car in Brunswick county must have a life sized cardboard picture of Ron in the trunk because he couldn`t possibly be everywhere at the same time. Truth is he was, he was a no nonsense, johnny on the spot, take care of business type of guy. And I for one miss him as our sheriff

  2. On December 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm Candy Quick wrote:

    Please tell me what Sheriff Hewitt is doing now. Thanks. Candy

  3. On December 27, 2011 at 11:05 am Jim Ware wrote:

    Former sheriff Ronald Hewett is working at a car dealership. Here’s where you can find more information: http://brunswick.blogs.starnewsonline.com/12209/former-sheriff-hewett-named-salesperson-of-the-month/



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