Nittany Nightmare Continues Past Sandusky: Former President Spanier Charged- NEW Charges for Curley and Schultz Filed

Happy Valley- PA On the heels of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky’s transfer to his new home,  what most predicted would follow- has.

 

 

 

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier,  fired by the Penn State Board of Trust the same day as legendary late-Nittany Lions Coach Joe Paterno, is facing serious charges today filed by Sandusky’s prosecutors.

Spanier is facing counts of obstruction of justice,  perjury, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children and failure to report allegations of child abuse.

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz,  who were facing perjury and charges based on “non-reporting”,  are now facing all five similar charges as Spanier-  additional filings occurred simultaneously.

Linda L. Kelly stated the men “used their positions to conceal and cover up for years the activities of a known child predator,” on Thursday following the announcement.

 

Please check back to www.blinkoncrime for this developing story.

 

 

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  1. Rose says:

    @drose. Then that’s why Hershey Board
    hired Rendell’s former chief of
    staff to make this go away after
    Kane’s election. and it did.

  2. Rose says:

    @erose. you ring some memory bells.
    Holder is gone. This won’t become DOJ involved on
    discrimination grounds. Better choice was Ed & ADA.
    Holder was a parent in my kids’ tiny nursery school.
    He, wife, kids are the best.
    But his lame duck replacement will have no
    future career apart from federal judge ambitions in a Repub
    confirmation universe. So despite her moxie if
    confirmed, Hershey investigation & reform remains at
    the mercy of State gov imo. But since Wolf is independently
    weathly, maybe he’ll take a second look if petitioned.

    Since in PA, unlike Oregon, the press leads, where is it anyway
    after Kane closed the case?

  3. Rose says:

    http://articles.philly.com/2011-02-24/news/28623591_1_tom-corbett-milton-s-hershey-school-wren-dale
    “Zimmerman and Corbett have been personal friends and political allies for many years, and the Hotel Hershey – dubbed “Zimm’s Palace” for its luxury …”

    I wish Bagwellesque Joe supporters were not so myopic
    they cannot get the big picture, then break down to pathologic actors.

  4. Steve says:

    http://www.protecthersheychildren.org/Democratic_Insiders_Snooker_AG_Kane.aspx
    “According to PHC’s letter, Kane’s Chief of Staff, Adrian King, is the brother-in-law of Hershey Trust Company vice-president John Estey. The latter served as Chief of Staff under former Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell.”

    Estey was hired by the MHS Trust last year, in a move that PHC describes as puzzling. Rendell, King, and Estey are also former partners of the same law firm, creating what PHC says is but another layer of conflict. Rendell has reportedly had designs on an MHS board seat himself, according to PHC’s letter. The letter also discloses that in 2007, Rendell received a $10,000 contribution from a PAC associated with HERCO, an MHS Trust wholly-owned entity.

    http://newslanc.com/2013/07/12/ag-kathleen-kanes-growing-problem-with-political-patronage/
    “John Estey, the brother-in-law of AG Kane’s chief of staff, Adrian King, has been named as Milton Hershey School “interim president.”

    http://articles.philly.com/2014-06-05/news/50333107_1_kathleen-kane-king-jr-jerry-sandusky
    “First Deputy Attorney General Adrian R. King Jr. told Kane this week that he was resigning. His last day is June 13.”

  5. Steve says:

    http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_558663.html#axzz3JRfZTjb5

    “The Ballard Spahr hiring has become a lightning rod in the past week with an increasing number of lawmakers questioning the contract not only because of Rendell’s relationship to Ballard Spahr, but also because two former Rendell aides now are Ballard Spahr partners — Adrian King and John Estey.
    “We have barely scratched the surface of that contractual situation,” Reichley said.
    Estey was Rendell’s chief of staff and a senior adviser until last month and King was deputy chief of staff until 2005. Estey, as chief of staff, recommended hiring Ballard Spahr, according to Rendell’s General Counsel Barbara Adams. King now is working on the turnpike lease for the law firm.
    Estey and King are brothers-in-law. Estey declined to comment, and attempts to reach King were not successful.”

  6. Rose says:

    @Steve. sorry for my attention deficit disorder.
    I did not realize Rendell’s chief of staff was in Board
    leadsrship,
    rather than being a mere
    attorney repr
    November 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    http://www.protecthersheychildren.org/Democratic_Insiders_Snooker_AG_Kane.aspx
    “According to PHC’s letter, Kane’s Chief of Staff, Adrian King, is the brother-in-law of Hershey Trust Company vice-president John Estey. The latter served as Chief of Staff under former Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell.”

    Sadly, Dems are in demise in DC/DOJ, so it’s over to Wolf & Corman.
    Imo Corman is trying to distinguish himself from Corbett.

    Kane appears to be cotton candy, not in control nor independent

    I would like to see Zimmerman collect his desserts,
    but imo Hershey Trust parasites will feed on.

  7. erose says:

    Exactly, Rose. Steve, thanks for the info getting me up to date.

    I remember from way back finding (and posting) a case in one of the surrounding counties where a doctor was using drugs and alcohol to lure underage boys. He got busted, but the sentence was light, if at all. It made me suspicious of the judge.

    Anyway, if you ask a bunch of drug dealers if they are syndicated they would answer no because they do not see themselves that way. They are just out for themselves, they don’t attend meetings or plan conspiracies, but they do socialize, attend parties. It’s all in the vocabulary and perception, imo. Probably true of pedophiles as well. They are out for themselves and only use each other and I assume protect each other because it is their own best interests.

    Rose says:
    November 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

    snip>
    I wish Bagwellesque Joe supporters were not so myopic
    they cannot get the big picture, then break down to pathologic actors.

  8. Rose says:

    Hershey Board hired Estey, former chief of staff to Rendell, as its Gen Counsel in 09/11 to conduct negotiations with OAG which opened an investigation in 2011.
    http://mobile.philly.com/business/?wss=/philly/business&id=131400043

    Apparently the Mondesire case is not the only one Kane reviewed prior to her “oath of office”

    Her Exec team at the OAG includes King, her chief deputy and Estey’s bro-in-law
    http://articles.philly.com/2013-01-11/news/36281885_1_john-estey-hershey-trust-ed-rendell

    Settlement with the OAG occurred in May 2013, 4 months after Kane entered office, and shortly afterwards, in July 2013, Estey takes over running the School itself.
    http://newslanc.com/2013/07/12/ag-kathleen-kanes-growing-problem-with-political-patronage/

    the Trust would win if either party’s candidate were elected:
    http://www.weconnectdots.net/blog/tag/kathleen-kane/page/9/

    Hershey Trust has been selling more real estate investments lately, perhaps in need of liquidity?

    http://m.philanthropy.com/article/Hershey-Trust-Settlement-Shows/139287/

    Estey is a Harvard grad. the incoming US AG Harvard grad is unlikely to mess with the Hershey Trust with him at the helm of the School.

  9. Rose says:

    self-correction, Estey is a Univ Pittsburgh JD
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Estey

    Why would he give up being a partner in a Philadelphia firm to go live in Hershey, now as Exec VP of the Trust as of this summer?
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballard_Spahr

    he can visit Phil. for other Board member meetings
    http://globalphiladelphia.org/organizations/Visit-Philadelphia

    http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/cap/cap-events/hersheyfouadpptforwebf13.pptx
    blurbs on the political history & child outcomes.

  10. Steve says:

    “Kane appears to be cotton candy, not in control nor independent”

    It appears it’s game on for her.

    http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-14/news/54976129_1_kane-aide-attorney-general-kathleen-g-e-mails

  11. erose says:

    The trial for alleged child abuser Christopher Lee of Boalsburg has been delayed by 60 days.

    Lee was originally scheduled to go to trial on December 1, but last week the federal prosecutor in charge of the case asked the court to grant a continuance. According to court documents, the extra 60 days will give the FBI time to finish its forensic analysis of computers and hard drives seized from Lee.

    http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/boal-mansion-ceo-child-sex-abuse-trial-delayed,1461744/

  12. Rose says:

    Fina seems a man for grudges.
    http://keystonepolitics.com/2014/04/graham-spanier-complaint-accuses-frank-fina-blatant-violation-spaniers-attorney-client-privilege/
    (iirc the Federal Court said whether FF was ethical or not, didn’t require
    Federal intervention in a State matter)

    http://notpsu.blogspot.com/2014/09/frazier-tomalis-received-updates-about.html?m=1
    Why was Fina determined to “get” Spanier? This blog alludes C & S were
    charged merely to induce their testimony against Spanier.

    I suppose it would come back to Fina’s closeness to Corbett.
    ——
    no child porn = no criminal charges for Fina.
    However, any man who sends out porn on a work-owned computer
    to numerous colleagues to include State investigators & judges should
    be summarily fired. one wonders what the Phil DA has on some of his
    work site computers? Are press asking about whether the Phil DA has an
    inhouse computer forensics investigation?

  13. Rose says:

    http://m.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_902398a2-7056-11e4-93a5-af7e499bff74.html?mode=jqm
    Who is PSU’s Board Counsel these days? Inhouse PSU GC?
    Yudichak’s legal take should have been proactively considered & discarded in the BoT minutes.
    who is Brunhilda standing behind Masser? (Does he need
    spoonfeeding, or was she protection?)

  14. Rose says:

    OT from nittanynet sandusky:

    http://m.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/morning-edition/2014/11/surma-named-deputy-chair-of-cleveland-fed.html?r=full
    I have been a true believer that the Fed had independent (if at times
    dumkoff) seat holders.
    And here comes 2 Pennsyl probably party donors.
    political appointees who are not economists.
    So if Surma will join the Fed & vote without underlying
    competence, why not the same wrt PSU?

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