Friday, June 29, 2012

Sandusky set to KEEP his $59,000-a-year state pension, despite his conviction on dozens of child sex charges

Disgraced former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky may be able to hang on to his tax-payer funded pension, despite his conviction on dozens of child sex charges.

Sandusky reportedly rakes in about $59,000 in pension funds annually - on top of a $148,000 lump-sum payment he received when he retired from Penn State in 1999.

Under Pennsylvania's Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act, a retiree would have to forfeit their pension funds if they were convicted of offenses like theft, obstruction of justice or perjury.

However, molestation and child sexual abuse, which Sandusky has been convicted of, are not among them. Read More