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New information: Convicted ex-cop won't get $40k annual pension

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - News 8 learned Tuesday that a former cop convicted of soliciting sexual favors from women he stopped won't be receiving his annual pension once he turns 55.

According to the San Diego Police Department, Anthony Arevalos took money out of the pension fund before going on trial, possibly to pay for his legal defense. The 41-year-old is not eligible to receive pension funds in the future.

On the June 2012 ballot, a portion of the Pension Reform Initiative would disqualify any city employee convicted of a felony while performing their job from receiving the guaranteed part of their pension.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier version, read below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A former San Diego police officer convicted of a dozen charges after trying to solicit sexual favors from women during traffic stops will keep his pension.

According the San Diego Union Tribune, 41-year-old Anthony Arevalos is eligible to collect a nearly $40,000 a year pension from the city when he turns 55 years old.

There is no city or state law that would allow withholding of retirement pay because of a conviction.

Arevalos faces more than 10 years in prison when he's sentenced next month.

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