This piece raises some interesting questions about our disability
A former New Jersey Transit police officer was able to retire with a
full pension because doctors said he couldn't hold a gun after the
officer inadvertently stapled his finger.
Yet Christopher Onesti still makes leisurely trips to a local
shooting range, where he has no trouble discharging a high-powered
weapon. That's what an investigation by New Jersey Watchdog
Onesti, who lives in suburban Philadelphia, doesn't just get an
"ordinary disability" pension — instead he receives a better-paying
"accidental disability" pension that public records indicate pays
him $45,936.24 a year tax-free.
It's estimated Onesti will be paid about $2 million from the pension
fund if he lives until 80, the report said.