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Hearing for Sandusky's Forfeited Pension Scheduled

by on December 04, 2013 12:14 PM

Jerry Sandusky's attorneys will get the chance to argue his appeal for his forfeited pension next month in Harrisburg, according to The State Employee Retirement Board.

The former Penn State defensive coordinator's pension was forfeited in November 2011 after the initial charges of child sex abuse were filed against him. Sandusky's pension was reported to be worth $59,000 a year. When Sandusky's pension was revoked his wife Dottie also became ineligible for benefits.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 7, and could last until Jan. 9. The hearing will be held at the Event Hall at the State Employees' Retirement System, 30 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

Sandusky, who retired from Penn State in 1991, will not be physically present at his hearing. He will however be able to participate via a video-feed.

The hearing is in no way related to Sandusky's criminal prosecution or to the appeal of his conviction.

Evidence will be presented to an independent examiner at the pension hearing, who will make a recommendation to the board. The board will make a ruling at a later date.

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He is currently serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years.

Sandusky's defense attorney Joe Amendola could not be reached immediately for comment.

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Adam Lidgett is a freelance reporter who has covered news and feature stories in State College and Centre County.
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