It will be a merry Christmas surprise for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, who is set to receive $211,000 in overdue pension payments.
The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) informed Sandusky's lawyer that it would be issuing the payment last week, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
A Commonwealth Court panel ruled in November that SERS wrongly denied Sandusky and his wife his $4,900-a-month pension in October 2012 after he was convicted of abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
The court ruled that he is still entitled to the money in part because he had already retired as assistant to legendary head coach Joe Paterno at the time of the crimes.
The judges reinstated the pension with interest to the state SERS canceled the payments.
Sandusky, 71, is serving a 30-to-60 year sentence.
Additional reporting by Reuters