(Image source: The Patriot-News)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky has appealed the decision to take away his $59,000-a-year Pennsylvania state pension. According to KDKA, Sandusky claims …  

“ … there’s no legal basis for an action by the state employees’ retirement board. The board yanked Sandusky’s pension after he was sentenced.”

Sandusky’s lawyer, Charles Benjamin, argues two main points. WHP has them.

“ … new tougher pension laws went into effect in 2004, well after Sandusky retired and that Sandusky’s rights vested in 1969 and were not changed.”

A writer for The Patriot-News refers to the initial ruling by the State Employees Retirement System, which held, “Sandusky remained a ‘de facto’ employee of Penn State” after retirement and that relationship put him in position to commit his crimes.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports delays in legal action against three Penn State administrators — including a preliminary hearing next week and a trial scheduled for next month.

Jerry Sandusky Appeals $59,000/Year Pension Penalty

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Dec 6, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Appeals $59,000/Year Pension Penalty

(Image source: The Patriot-News)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky has appealed the decision to take away his $59,000-a-year Pennsylvania state pension. According to KDKA, Sandusky claims …  

“ … there’s no legal basis for an action by the state employees’ retirement board. The board yanked Sandusky’s pension after he was sentenced.”

Sandusky’s lawyer, Charles Benjamin, argues two main points. WHP has them.

“ … new tougher pension laws went into effect in 2004, well after Sandusky retired and that Sandusky’s rights vested in 1969 and were not changed.”

A writer for The Patriot-News refers to the initial ruling by the State Employees Retirement System, which held, “Sandusky remained a ‘de facto’ employee of Penn State” after retirement and that relationship put him in position to commit his crimes.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports delays in legal action against three Penn State administrators — including a preliminary hearing next week and a trial scheduled for next month.

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