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Russell Williams collects pension and still owes victims group

Convicted former colonel receives $60,000 annually

Russell Williams is in the crosshairs of a collection agency seeking payment of an $8,000 victim surcharge. Williams, who is serving two life sentences after his conviction on charges of first-degree murder, rape, sexual assault, burglary, has not paid the surcharge despite the fact he still collects an annual military pension of $60,000. Steve Sullivan, executive director of Ottawa Victims Services, says it’s a “little tough to swallow” that one of Canada’s most depraved criminals in recent times receives a pension while most criminals don’t, adding that Williams “would certainly be aware of the surcharge.”

Toronto Star

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