Sandusky may be witness in his fight for pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s