Jerry Sandusky fights for pension from jail

Centre Daily TimesJanuary 7, 2014 


Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the courthouse in handcuffs after being found guilty in his sexual abuse trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., June 22, 2012.

NABIL K. MARK — MCT/Centre Daily Times

Jerry Sandusky didn’t take the stand at his own trial, but the former Penn State coach testified during a hearing that started Tuesday over whether he can win back his state pension that was taken away when he was convicted.

The State Employees’ Retirement System stripped Sandusky of his $4,900 monthly pension in October 2012, saying his crimes of child abuse against two boys were related to his public employment. Sandusky’s wife, Dottie, also lost the right to receive any benefits from the pension because of the conviction.

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