Pennsylvania pension system says it will give Sandusky $211K

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 23, 2015 1:17 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's state government pension system is about to send Jerry Sandusky a $211,000 check to cover payments going back to when it illegally stopped his retirement benefits after he was sentenced for child molestation.

The State Employees' Retirement System sent a letter to Sandusky's lawyer last week, informing him of the payment and that his $4,900 monthly annuity will resume in January. The Associated Press obtained the letter on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is serving a lengthy prison term after being convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of 10 boys.

A court ruled on Nov. 13 that the pension system was wrong to classify Sandusky as a university employee at the time of the abuse crimes that were the basis of his pension forfeiture.

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