Convicted firefighter sues for pension

January 7, 2009 2:35:48 PM PST
A former Chicago firefighter convicted of arson has filed a lawsuit to get his city pension. Fifty-year-old Jeffrey Boyle says he is entitled to the pension because he did not use fire department equipment when he allegedly set several fires.

Boyle was sentenced to six years in prison for arson.

The lawsuit was filed one month after a retirement board denied Boyle's pension request.

Boyle is the older brother of John "Quarters" Boyle, a key figure in the probe of Chicago's scandal-ridden Hired Truck program.