Feds Launch Their Own PSU/Sandusky Investigation

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It appears a federal grand jury is now looking to the sex abuse scandal at Penn State.  The top attorney for the university has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in Harrisburg next week.

Penn State released details of the subpoena Friday afternoon.  The subpoenas from the U.S Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania are dated February 2nd.

The sex abuse charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky came out of a state grand jury.  The subpoenas released by Penn State indicate there is now a federal grand jury and a separate federal investiation.

The subpoenas demand PSU Vice President and General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin to appear before the federal grand jury Wednesday, February 29th at 9 a.m.

She is ordered to provide documents, emails, and computer hard drives for Tim Curley, Gary Shultz, Graham Spanier and Sandusky.  It asks for all correspondance related to Sandusky’s interactions with minors.

The subpoena also demands that Penn State provide names and addresses of all members of the Board of Trustees and records of any payments made by those board members to Penn State or third parties on Penn State’s behalf.

It also asks for any documents related to the university’s dealings with Sanduky’s charity The Second Mile among other items.

“Along with every part of the University, the Board of Trustees is cooperating fully with the U.S. attorney’s investigation. The victims, the Penn State community and the public deserve to know the facts and see that justice is done,” said a statement released by the university’s Board of Trustees.

Sandusky is heading to trial for sex abuse charges brought by the state attorney general’s office.  Curley and Shultz are heading to trial on perjury charges brought by the attorney general for accusations that they lied to a state grand jury investigating the Sandusky matter.