The State Employees' Retirement System has decided not to restore former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky's pension, according to a report from the Associated Press.

By SI Wire
December 19, 2014

The State Employees' Retirement System has decided not to restore former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky's pension, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Sandusky, 70, was convicted in June 2012 on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of young boys.

He was notified in October of that year, after he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, that his pension, worth $4,900 per month, had been forfeited.

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A hearing examiner recommended in June that Sandusky's pension benefits be reinstated on the grounds that Sandusky was already retired from Penn State when the state added sex crimes against students as a triggering offense in the state's pension forfeiture act.

The SERS had determined that Sandusky was still a de facto employee after he formally retired in 1999.

Sandusky's lawyer told the AP that he plans to file a lawsuit challenging the decision. His wife, Dottie, would be entitled to earn half of Sandusky's benefits when he passes away.

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