Rockford area lawmaker to introduce bill cutting off pensions to legislators in trouble with the law

A Rockford area representative plans to introduce a bill that would affect state leaders who run into trouble with the law. It's created in light of recent charges against former lawmaker Keith Farnham.

Farnham stepped down last month. Federal prosecutors have charged him with possession of videos depicting sex acts with minors. 68th District representative John Cabello says Tuesday he'll introduce a bill which would cut-off giving money to lawmakers accused of serious offenses like the chares Farnham faces.

Cabello says Farnham is still receiving his pension and he will unless he's found guilty. Cabello believes taxpayers shouldn't have to foot that pension bill if someone's accused of a serious crime.  Kelsie Passolt from WREX has the story.

Read more about this issue from Rep. Cabello.