Some Charges Against PSU Officials Dismissed

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HARRISBURG -- An appeals court has dismissed some charges against former Penn State University officials Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, and Tim Curley, for the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

  • The Superior Court ruled that grand jury testimony against Spanier, the university president at the time, from former PSU general counsel violated attorney-client privilege. The court dismissed perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy charges against Spanier. He still faces charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

 

  • The court dismissed charges against Schultz, a former VP of finance at Penn State, because it found that PSU general counsel was acting on Penn State's behalf and not on behalf of Schultz. The court dismissed charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy. He still faces charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

 

  • The court ruled that grand jury testimony against Curley, the former PSU athletic director, violated attorney-client privilege. The court dismissed charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy against Curley. He still faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, failure to report child abuse, and perjury.

Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was convicted in 2012 of abusing 10 boys.

3 comments

  • Maggie Grace

    Should we be surprised by these decisions/rulings? Of course not…because in the face of his crimes Sandusky himself is going to not only have his retirement money reinstituted, but he will also get the monies from his retirement he was not previously getting while incarcerated. All’s good in the world…in a world where clearly wrong does win over right…where evils prevails over goodness…and where the bad guys always get away with doing wrong and those who try their best to live a decent, honest, and good lives struggle for fairness and justice. I guess enough money and enough back door deals can buy your way out of anything and puts you above the law.

    • BZ22

      If you read a true accounting of what happeend you’ll find emotions ran roughshod over the law just as they still do! Twisting the law to get their desired outcome to calm the public outcry didn’t work.

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