Jerry Sandusky fights to keep state pension benefits

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 16, 2013 12:20 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Jerry Sandusky might have to testify in person if he wants to win back the pension he earned during three decades at Penn State.

The hearing examiner charged with handling Sandusky's appeal wrote last month that his lawyers and the State Employees' Retirement System both may want Sandusky to testify at a hearing now scheduled for January.

That presents a logistical challenge, because the former Penn State assistant football coach is a state prison inmate.

The 69-year-old Sandusky lost his $4,900-a-month pension last year on the same day he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Sandusky is in the Greene State Prison while he appeals the pension decision and his conviction.

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