It will be amerryChristmas surprise for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, who is set toreceive $211,000 in overdue pension payments.
The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) informed Sandusky's lawyer that it would beissuing the payment last week, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
A Commonwealth Court panel ruled in November that SERSwrongly 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.
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The court ruled thathe is stillentitled 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