- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pennsylvania law lists the offenses for which people can lose their pensions in the State Employees’ Retirement System for government workers, or the Public School Employees’ Retirement System for teachers and other school workers. The law applies if the offense is committed through their position:

-Theft by deception, theft by extortion, theft of services or theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received

-Forgery

-Tampering with records or identification, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, or tampering with public records or information

-Misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial institutions



-Bribery in official and political matters, or witness or informant taking bribe

-Threats and other improper influence in official and political matters

-Perjury, false swearing, unsworn falsification to authorities, or false reports to law enforcement

-Intimidation of witnesses or victims, or retaliation against a witness, victim or party

-Obstructing administration of law or other governmental function

-Official oppression, or speculating or wagering on official action or information

-Certain crimes by a school employee against a student: rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and indecent exposure

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Source: PSERS

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