SANDRA CHEREB
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July 24, 2010
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Court says Mack can't keep pension

A former Nevada pawn shop owner convicted of killing his wife and shooting the judge who was handling their divorce isn't entitled to his $500,000 retirement fund, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In a ruling issued Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered Darren Mack's mother, Joan, to turn over her son's pension fund to a lower court for distribution to the administrator of his slain wife's estate.

Joan Mack is owner of Palace Jewelry & Loan, and trustee of the Reno pawn shop's 401(k) profit sharing and retirement plan. …

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