Sandusky to take part in pension hearing by video
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky isn't going to be in the courtroom early next month for a hearing into whether the state should have stripped his pension following a conviction for child molestation.
A spokeswoman for the State Employees' Retirement System said Thursday plans are for the former Penn State assistant football coach to participate through a video connection with the state prison where he is confined.
The three-day hearing is scheduled to begin Jan. 7 before hearing officer Michael Bangs in Harrisburg.
The hearing examiner will recommend to the system's board about whether the pension forfeiture should remain in place.
Sandusky lost his $4,900-a-month pension last year on the day he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years.