Jerry Sandusky will collect $59,000 pension while in prison

Apparently 45 counts of child molestation isn't enough to lose your pension

6/29/12 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

June 22, 2012; Bellefonte, PA USA: Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after being found guilty in 45 of 48 counts in his child sex abuse trial.  Mandatory Credit: Mara Ticcino/The Daily Collegian-US PRESSWIREDespite being convicted on 45 charges of sexual abuse against 10 victims, Jerry Sandusky will still collect $59,000 per year from the Pennsylvania taxpayers in the form of a retirement pension from his years at Penn State.

You might ask, why wouldn't the state include a special clause for people who commit heinous crimes, to insure that they don't continue to collect taxpayer money after such atrocities?

The thing is, they DO have a clause like that. Unfortunately, they somehow forgot to include sex crimes. Not only is Sandusky in line to continue receiving his pension, his wife will continue to receive it at a 50% rate after he dies.

Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz could lose his pension if he's convicted of perjury, which is certainly possible.

The pension forfeiture clause targets various white-collar crimes, focusing on eliminating corruption. The purpose is to punish them for "certain crimes that breach the member's duty of faithful and honest public service."

Apparently, using a popular football program and a charity as a front to molest dozens of children over the course of several decades isn't a breach of Sandusky's duty of faithful and honest public service.

Not surprisingly, some Pennsylvanians are pretty upset about it. Representative Brendan Boyle is one of them:
"I think it is nauseating that a convicted pedophile like Sandusky will be collecting a pension while sitting behind bars. He certainly doesn't deserve to continue to enjoy the benefit of a taxpayer-funded pension."

Boyle is absolutely right, and something needs to be done to ensure that the taxpayers of the great state of Pennsylvania aren't on the hook for more money that Sandusky doesn't deserve.

Boyle introduced a bill last year that would increase the list of crimes that would lead to pension forfeiture, and it is now one of 6 bills to that effect.
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7/2/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

If you send your kid to Penn St you are a terrible human being, yep, I said It

7/2/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Penn St is a joke...and will be for 30 years...MArk it down

7/2/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Now the allegations that JOEPA was responsible for the Cover-up....I said it before and I'll say it again, JoEPA can rest in Pi$$.  Penn St, Paterno and especially Sandusky have stolen innocence from children....JOEPA let this monster back on campus with kids and allowed him to rape them in the showers...there is no excuse and NO WAY that statue stands much longer.  and his pension?  Pffft...let them keep paying a prisoner, all his money and assets will go to the Tickle Monster's victims