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AP: Pennsylvania Pension System Says It Will Give Sandusky $211K
December 23, 2015 2:08 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state government pension system is about to send Jerry Sandusky a $211,000 check to cover payments going back to when it illegally stopped his retirement benefits after he was sentenced for child molestation.

The State Employees’ Retirement System sent a letter to Sandusky’s lawyer last week, informing him of the payment and that his $4,900 monthly annuity will resume in January. The Associated Press obtained the letter on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old former Penn State assistant coach is serving a lengthy prison term after being convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of 10 boys.

A court ruled on Nov. 13 that the pension system was wrong to classify Sandusky as a university employee at the time of the abuse crimes that were the basis of his pension forfeiture.
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Penn State President Pursuing Defamation Suit
By Mark Scolforo
Published 50 minutes ago


Former Penn State President Graham Spanier


A judge is clearing the way for former Penn State President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) to pursue a defamation lawsuit against an ex-FBI director whose team issued a university-commissioned report critical of Spanier for his handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.

The decision comes despite a pending criminal case against Spanier that accuses him of covering up allegations about Sandusky, who was later convicted of sexually molesting boys.

Judge Robert Eby ended a 2-year hiatus in the matter Monday, saying he will deal on a case-by-case basis with Spanier's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

Spanier's lawyers say he doesn't intend to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in the civil case against Louis Freeh (LOO'-ee free).

The judge also ruled Spanier can't add Penn State as a defendant.

Spanier was forced out as president after Sandusky's 2011 arrest.
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Charity Founded by Jerry Sandusky Requests Closure
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The charity founded by convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed a court petition seeking permission to go out of business.

WJAC-TV reports the Second Mile organization filed the 40-page petition in Centre County on Monday.

The charity's board says fundraising has dropped to nothing and nearly all its assets have been distributed in the wake of Sandusky's arrest and conviction on charges he molested several boys, including some he met through the charity.

The court filing formalizes the board's decision in July to close the charity. The petition asks the court to transfer any remaining assets to the state attorney general's office and to officially dissolve the charity.

Sandusky founded the group in 1977 with the stated purpose of helping disadvantaged children.
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Some Charges Dropped Against Former PSU Officials In Sandusky Case
January 22, 2016 2:12 PM By Tony Romeo


Former Penn State President Graham Spanier. (credit: Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)


HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The Commonwealth’s case against three former Penn State officials who had been charged with covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal suffered a severe blow Friday with a ruling by state Superior Court.

The Superior Court ruling means the dropping of some charges against former Penn State President Graham Spanier, and two other former administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

Lawyers for the three men had argued that there was confusion about their clients’ legal representation when they appeared before a grand jury along with a Penn State attorney.

Now Superior Court has ruled that the Penn State attorney’s testimony against the trio should not have been allowed. Charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and conspiracy have been dropped against Spanier and Schultz, while charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy have been dropped against Curley.
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Ex-Penn State Officials Won't Face Some of Most Serious Charges in Handling of Sandusky Scandal
By Mark Scolforo
Published 6 hours ago

A Pennsylvania appeals court said Wednesday it would not reconsider its recent decision throwing out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Superior Court posted an order denying the attorney general's office's petition for re-argument in the case of former university president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley. Lawyers for all three men declined comment, and a spokesman for the prosecutors said the decision was under review.

The attorney general's office could seek an appeal to the state Supreme Court, or press forward for trial on the remaining counts in county court in Harrisburg.

The order was not publicly available because the entire appellate case file is sealed, the clerk's office said.

A three-judge panel in January threw out charges of perjury, obstruction and conspiracy, but left in place charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of children, and a perjury count against Curley.

The central issue in the appeal, and a main reason why charges first filed in 2011 and 2012 have not gone to trial, has been the role played during grand jury proceedings by Penn State's then-general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin.

The January ruling said that Baldwin's own grand jury testimony was a violation of attorney-client privilege and that she did not adequately explain she was representing them as university employees and not working to protect their individual interests. The decision overturned a county judge's ruling that said Baldwin's actions were proper, clearing the way for trial.

Curley, Schultz and Spanier testified in early 2011 to a grand jury about the response to complaints regarding Sandusky while they were serving in high-ranking positions at the university.

Sandusky, the school's defensive football coach for decades under Joe Paterno, was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse and is appealing while serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.
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Court Documents Allege Boy Told Coach Paterno Sandusky Molested Him Decades Ago
May 6, 2016 7:37 AM By Justin Finch

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New court documents allege a boy told coach Joe Paterno that Jerry Sandusky molested him decades ago.

Paterno’s family calls the allegations false.

It all came out in a Philadelphia court room this week and this morning, it hit the papers.

Joe Paterno is on the Daily News sports cover with the headline: ‘Nittany Lyin?’

His family denies the unproven claims and wants a thorough and public investigation.

One of the allegations dates to 1976 when a boy reportedly told Paterno that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him.

Additional claims allege other coaches and team staff witnessed or heard of Sandusky’s sexual misbehavior in the late 1980s.

The reports surfaced in a judge’s ruling Wednesday.

The dispute was between Penn State and its insurance company over Sandusky victim settlement payouts.

A Penn State spokesman says officials are aware of the allegations and will not comment further.

Again, no reports of these claims have been proven.

Joe Paterno passed away in 2012, the same year Sandusky was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison after being convicted of abusing 10
boys.

A judge recently approved a hearing for Sandusky that could lead to a new trial.
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Up to 6 Penn State Coaches Saw 'Inappropriate Behavior' by Jerry Sandusky, Report Says
By NBC10 Staff
Published at 2:09 AM EDT on May 7, 2016

As many as six assistant coaches at Penn State whose careers at the school spanned three decades witnessed "inappropriate behavior" between convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky and boys, NBC News has learned.

One coach witnessed an incident in the late 1970s while three other coaches allegedly saw inappropriate conduct between Sandusky and boys in the early and mid-1990s, sources with direct knowledge of the legal proceedings told NBC News.

The revelations come on the heels of an allegation that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, under which Sandusky worked as a longtime assistant, was told in 1976 by a boy that Sandusky had molested him.

That allegation came to light this week in reports of an order issued by a Philadelphia judge who is presiding over litigation between an insurance company and the university.

Paterno's son described the allegation, reportedly made by the insurance company, as "bunk."

Sandusky is appealing his conviction, which put him behind bars for 30 to 60 years. He was convicted by molesting numerous boys through a charity he started in the mid-1990s.

NBC News reported Friday night that as many as six assistant coaches witnessed "inappropriate behavior."

"You won't believe what I just saw," one coach told a room full of Penn State football staff after an incident in the 1990s, according to NBC News, which cited sources who spoke to a person who was in the room.

Court papers made public this week detailed 1987 and 1978 encounters between Sandusky and children allegedly witnessed by two other coaches. The behavior was described, according to the court documents, as “inappropriate” or “sexual.”
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Penn State Settlements Covered 1971 Sandusky Abuse Claim
May 8, 2016 8:20 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) – Penn State’s legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky’s accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing the first confirmation of the time frame of abuse claims that have led to big payouts.

The disclosure came as Penn State President Eric Barron decried newly revealed allegations that former football coach Joe Paterno was told in 1976 that Sandusky had sexually abused a child and that two assistant coaches witnessed either inappropriate or sexual contact in the late 1980s. Paterno, who died in 2012, had said the first time he had received a complaint against Sandusky was in 2001.

Barron said the accusations were unsubstantiated , and suggested that the university is being subjected unfairly to what he called rumor and innuendo.

Responding to questions about the president’s statement and claims against the school, university spokesman Lawrence Lokman told The Associated Press he could confirm that the earliest year of alleged abuse covered in Penn State’s settlements is 1971.

Sandusky graduated from Penn State in 1965 and returned as a full-time defensive coach in 1969.

The university has paid out more than $90 million to settle more than 30 civil claims involving Sandusky, now 72 and serving a lengthy prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 children. But few details have been provided on the payouts by either the school or lawyers for those who said they were Sandusky’s victims even before the period covered by the criminal investigation.

The allegations about Paterno and the assistant coaches were cited in a ruling last week by Philadelphia Judge Gary Glazer in litigation between an insurance company and Penn State over how much of the settlement costs the school must bear.

The insurers cited an allegation that a boy had told the longtime Penn State football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by Sandusky. The court document also cited statements, from those claiming they had been Sandusky’s victims, that two unidentified assistant coaches had said they witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and children in the late 1980s.

Barron wrote the university community Sunday that he was “appalled by the rumor, innuendo and rush to judgment” following Glazer’s disclosure of some allegations made against Paterno and some of his assistants.

Barron said those allegations, and others raised in some news reports in recent days, are “unsubstantiated and unsupported by any evidence other than a claim by an alleged victim.”

“Coach Paterno is not alive to refute them. His family has denied them,” Barron said.

Some of the press reports, he said, “should be difficult for any reasonable person to believe.”

Barron said few crimes are as heinous as child sex assault, and the university is committed to prevention, treatment and education.

But he said he had “had enough of the continued trial of the institution in various media.”

Sue Paterno, who has defended her husband’s legacy and said the family had no knowledge of new claims, also called for an end to what she called “this endless process of character assassination by accusation.”

Lokman declined to answer questions about what steps the university took to verify abuse claims during the settlement process, or about what it had done to investigate the new allegations that Paterno and members of his coaching staff knew about Sandusky’s abuse decades before his 2011 arrest.

The university hired settlement experts Kenneth Feinberg and Michael Rozen to handle the claims. Feinberg declined comment. Rozen did not respond to an email from the AP.

In 2001, Paterno told high-ranking university officials one of his assistant coaches reported seeing Sandusky acting inappropriately with a child in a team shower. In 2011, Paterno told a grand jury he did not know of any other incidents involving Sandusky, who retired from Penn State in 1999.

Paterno was fired following Sandusky’s November 2011 arrest and died of lung cancer in January 2012. He was not charged with any crime, and his family is pursuing a lawsuit against the NCAA for commercial disparagement.

Three university officials, including former President Graham Spanier, await trial on criminal charges for their handling of the Sandusky scandal.
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Judge To Release Records With Claim Joe Paterno Told Of Jerry Sandusky Abuse In 1976
June 10, 2016 10:06 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has ordered the public release of sealed documents from a lawsuit that could reveal details about a claim that a boy told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him.

Judge Gary Glazer said Thursday that the records will be made public in a month, granting the request for access to the filings made by The Associated Press and other news outlets.

Glazer disclosed the Paterno-related claim last month when he ruled in a dispute between Penn State and its insurer over payments to those with claims of abuse by former Paterno assistant Sandusky.

He also wrote that the insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co., had evidence one assistant coach saw “inappropriate contact” between Sandusky and a child at the university in 1987 and a second “reportedly witnessed sexual contact” between Sandusky and a child the next year.

Penn State said Friday it was pleased that Glazer would protect the alleged victims’ privacy and confidentiality. The judge said their names and any other identifying information will be blacked out.

The decision was issued hours after Glazer presided over a hearing during which Penn State’s lawyer argued victims should be spared any further trauma and embarrassment and urged the judge to meet with them before deciding to unseal the documents.

“Under the state and federal constitutions and the common law, the public’s right of access to civil court records, and the public’s continued concern regarding the unfortunate events underlying this coverage action, weigh heavily in favor of unsealing the record,” Glazer wrote.

The records set for release include expert reports that evaluate the reasonableness of the settlements and analyze the insurer’s potential responsibility.

Paterno said before he died of lung cancer in 2012 that the first time he received a complaint against Sandusky was in 2001.

Penn State president Eric Barron said last month the accusations regarding Paterno were unsubstantiated and the school had no evidence to support what he called “a claim by an alleged victim.”

Penn State has confirmed paying $92 million to settle 32 civil claims of abuse at Sandusky’s hands, going back to 1971.

Sandusky maintains his innocence and is appealing a 45-count conviction for abuse of 10 boys.
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Sandusky Granted Appeal Hearing for Sex Abuse Conviction
By Mark Scolforo

A judge on Thursday ordered hearings to let former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky develop more information as he tries to overturn his child molestation conviction.

Judge John Cleland said the three days of proceedings in August will address, in part, whether defense lawyers should have called Sandusky to testify and whether prosecutors improperly leaked information about the grand jury investigation.

The hearing also will delve into whether prosecutor Joe McGettigan lied during closing arguments at Sandusky's 2012 trial when he said he did not know the identity of a figure referred to as Victim 2.

"The question is what Mr. McGettigan believed to be true when he made the statement to the jury,'' Cleland said.

Sandusky, 72, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence for 45 counts of child sexual abuse covering 10 victims.

Eight young men testified they had suffered abuse at Sandusky's hands. The two others were Victim 2, who assistant coach Mike McQueary testified he saw being abused by Sandusky in team shower in 2001, and a boy who was reportedly seen by a custodian with Sandusky in the locker room.

Also at issue on appeal are decisions by Sandusky's lawyers to let him do an television interview with NBC's Bob Costas soon after his arrest, to waive his preliminary hearing and to not use grand jury testimony by three Penn State administrators.

A spokesman for the attorney general's office said prosecutors feel strongly that Sandusky's appeal is meritless and they plan to challenge the claims vigorously. A message seeking comment from Sandusky's appellate lawyer, Al Lindsay, was not immediately returned.

Cumberland County prosecutor Dave Freed, speaking for the state district attorneys' association, said complicated cases sometimes generate multi-day post-conviction appeals hearings.

"This order seems to me very much in keeping with the way Judge Cleland conducts business, which is he lays out very clearly what he expects, how he expects the hearing to go, allows sufficient time for it and allows the parties to prepare so he can use court time efficiently,'' Freed said.

Sandusky previously lost direct appeals to the state's Supreme and Superior courts. He is now pursuing claims under the state's Post-Conviction Relief Act, which is confined to newly discovered evidence, constitutional violations and ineffective lawyering.
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