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CLIP defendant loses pension

The last CLIP defendant has lost his city pension.

Jermaine Adderly, who was among nine former Community Life Improvement Program workers who pleaded guilty to ripping off Northeast residents, won’t be getting any monthly pension checks.

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In addition to disqualifying Adderly from receiving payments, the city’s Board of Pensions and Retirement voted to take any money he contributed to his pension to help make restitution to victims, Deputy City Solicitor Joshua Stein told the Northeast Times.

The nine CLIP defendants had victimized several people, taking money, guns, clothing, jewelry and other personal possessions from homes in Frankford, Somerton, Tacony and Torresdale that they had been sent by the city to clean out and secure from mid-2006 through January 2008.

Adderly, Rycharde Sicinski, Henry Turrentine, Algie Cuffee Jr., Algie Cuffee Sr., William Roldan, Wilfredo Cintron, Anthony Scarcia and Lamont Williams were arrested in late 2009 on theft, official oppression and other charges.

By September 2011, all had pleaded guilty. None will do more than a maximum of three years in jail, but all were ordered to chip in their shares of $108,000 in restitution to five victims.

Adderly had owed $13,253.59 in restitution and about $1,200 in court costs; his actual total was $14,568.53. He already has paid that down by $10,000, online court records show.

Algie Cuffee Jr. owed more than $4,000 for restitution and court costs and already has paid it all, records show. His father, Cuffee Sr., owes more than $13,000 for restitution and fees and is behind in payments, Stein stated in an e-mail last week.

The others also owe about $14,000 for restitution and court costs and are on payment plans. Turrentine has appealed the pension board’s decisions. If others also appeal, those appeals could further delay getting money back to victims, Stein said. ••

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