Jerry Sandusky awaits ruling on pension after hearing

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 7, 2014 11:41 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- Jerry Sandusky may have to wait months to find out if the state retirement system will reverse its decision to cancel his Penn State pension because of his child molestation conviction.

Sandusky testified for nearly three hours today before a hearing examiner who'll recommend whether to reinstate his $4,900-a-month retirement benefit.

The hearing focused on circumstances surrounding Sandusky's retirement from the university in 1999 and the links between Penn State and the non-profit Second Mile for troubled youth he founded.

The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System stopped his pension the day he was sentenced in October 2012.

The only witnesses at the hearing were Sandusky and a retirement system employee.

The former assistant football coach is also waiting to hear if the state Supreme Court will consider his criminal appeal.

This story was updated at 2:06 p.m. on 1/7/14


(Harrisburg) -- Jerry Sandusky is participating by video link as he tries to get back the retirement benefits he lost after he was convicted of child molestation. 

The proceeding today at the headquarters of the State Employees' Retirement System in Harrisburg involves the pension the 69-year-old earned while working as a Penn State assistant football coach. 

Sandusky is in a prison in southwestern Pennsylvania. His wife, Dottie, is in the hearing room.  

His $4,900-a-month pension ended the day he was sentenced in October 2012 to 30 to 60 years for sexual abuse of 10 boys. 

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