Because we set the bar so high for public servants.
In the latest case involving a corrupt public official keeping a taxpayer-funded salary, an assistant fire chief in Florida will hang on to a six-figure annual pension despite a fraud conviction.
This sort of thing is common at all levels of government throughout the United States, that public servants keep their pension after going to jail for their criminal behavior. Even judges who have been convicted of atrocious crimes have somehow managed to keep receiving their taxpayer-funded salaries.
(Via Judicial Watch.)