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.