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Former House speaker Finneran denied state pension

The State Retirement Board ruled Thursday that Thomas M. Finneran, the former House speaker who pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in 2007, is not entitled to a government pension.

The board said that Finneran, a Democratic state representative from 1979 to 2004, forfeited his right to retirement benefits when he was convicted of a criminal offense related to his public position.

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