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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2,582 Comments

  1. J. J. in Phila says:

    Lindsay was a very active prosecutor, going after local officials in the 1970′s, but since that time he has been largely limited to Butler County.

  2. Gwen says:

    This caught my eye as I was perusing online headlines. Thought I’d post it here:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/05/court_filing_says_joe_paterno.html#incart_river_home

  3. J. J. in Phila says:

    A claim that Paterno knew about a 1976 incident has come out from court:

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/05/court_filing_says_joe_paterno.html#incart_2box

  4. Rose says:

    if one believes this 62 yo (I do), one understands Joe’s end of career hand off of McQuerry to his athletic director:
    http://nypost.com/2016/05/06/paterno-silenced-sandusky-victim-in-brutal-1971-phone-call-report/

  5. Rose says:

    no way anyone associated with PSU football staff &
    2nd Mile hadn’t heard of JS’s predilections, imo. Why
    is Dottie defending him?

    Compliant Victim, self and public denial. Line forms around the block of those that know her personally that do not believe she will ever admit she so much as had a doubt of the charges.
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  6. Rose says:

    purple rinse job

  7. J. J. in Phila says:

    I would question how the victim in the 1971 case could be sure that it was Paterno on the other end of the phone.

    In the Paterno 3 civil suit, the judge has ordered discovery about those cases mentioned in the Glazer opinion. The 1971 case is not included.

  8. Rose says:

    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/education/penn-state/jerry-sandusky/article78389057.html
    A++ for Castor

    Hot Damn- I will be happy to deliver my files in person. Long overdue and does he ever know how to give an interview.
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  9. Rose says:

    http://www.law360.com/articles/735906/dick-s-to-pay-up-to-10m-to-end-asst-managers-ot-suits
    Shutt’s case in settlement.
    you kniw the one where she pleaded she had no managerial duties and thus deserved OT, while her LinkedIn said precisely the opposite?
    Dick’s has lazy litigation attorneys imo.

  10. Rose says:

    Pepper Hamilton
    http://m.wtvm.com/wtvm/pm_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=od:BKhvjWfH
    Pres becomes Chancellor & tenured faculty.
    Football coach summarily fired.
    AD on probation.
    I think if Fina had not filed charges against the PSU 3, and the Board had retained Spanier as Chancellor,
    a lot of PSU’s troubles would be gone by now. Firing the coach is standard where sexual transgressions
    occur among his staff.

  11. Steve says:

    I heard through the grapevine Robert Mellow has a “tell all” book coming out this month.

  12. Rose says:

    Steve, he has so many legal bills, and no pension.
    Idk why he’d take a felony plea deal, but he must have been
    too broke to hire Freeh on defense.

  13. Rose says:

    how self-serving of Courtney 15 yrs later
    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/06/mcqueary_case_filing_adds_a_de.html
    any lawyer worth his salt woukd’ve done a memo to file if not to client
    outlining facts presented and legal advice dispensed w/basis.
    I do not believe Courtney w/out such a contemporaneous writing.

    Liar. I said it. If you recall Rose- I sought him out specifically when reading his advice RE The Second Mile. Wendell Courtney is FOS.
    You are 100% correct. Frankly- I do not know why a lawyer’s “phone testimony”, when it cannot be confirmed via a written document or communication, is even permissible any longer. Client agreements (response to retainer letters “on trend” require all communication to be in a written form) yet old school lawyers can still be of the mind to respond to an email with… are you free for a phone conference?” No thank you to working for any of those- with all due respect.
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  14. J. J. in Phila says:

    Courtney was not the one who brought that out, however. His billing records were found by Freeh. He was basically forced to testify. He wasn’t volunteering anything.

    Respectfully JJ- at the end of the day I suspect that will be my very issue with Mr. Courtney. In my view, TSM has absolutely escaped a level of scrutiny that should have been applied to ANY organization where it’s child recipients were victimized- and they were. It has just been somewhat of an unspoken “fact” in this matter.
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  15. Rose says:

    It is really quite astonishing it has gone uninvestigated that an alleged pedophile founded and was the public face of a nonprofit charity that allegedly supplied him victims (which also came from the Courts, and juvenile & foster care servvices). The employees, highly paid as they were, were not the shield. Must’ve been one powerful, maybe more, Board members who could politically halt scrutiny in its tracks as long as quid pro quo the nonprofit went out of business.

    At least. Just unbelievable. These are licensed therapeutic professionals- where is the oversight? As you know I can’t write about any cases my firm handles for an Attorney so this is an unrelated scenario I observed a few months ago in court. A Judge actually had a set of parents in a modification matter agree to let him appoint the Ped therapist to evaluate Dad, Mom, child- asked in open court if both were willing to waive rights to Dr testimony and just submission of reports/test results/evaluations.

    Short story- once again matter was set inline with ours. Atty objects to results for a bevy of reasons, but the least of which was PhD is not so much as a member of the APA and according to her CV, had not a ConEd in 22 years. Judge denied motion in favor of parent who did not raise an objection- and that is a very polite account on my part. I am starting to think many people are better off hiring non-local counsel if there is anticipated need for actual litigation.

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  16. Rose says:

    just saw https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Related_Content/PressReleases/Grand%20jury%20report%20and%20responses.pdf
    either Ruest was quite hapless in several (at least 3) transactions or she used the ol “I don’r remember” defensively lest she incur the wrath of a judicial board for signing a ruse order to catch a criminal really w/out probable cause having been adequately shown.
    —-
    Shutt comes across as she always has….vindictive imo and worthy of firing if she wasn’t in tge first place.

    Thanks for posting this Rose- this closes the loop for me, thoughts:

    1) Ruest needs a competency eval ( I think I posted this before) by my count she signed about 7 orders she can’t remember. One or 2 I can see a Judge dodging a hot potato- but we are talking 7 orders and multiple meetings and briefings that apparently were not calendared- and that is a problem not just from a public servant perspective- but hello people.. introducing criminal investigation procedure and chain of custody guidelines- even if Richards had been recorded a judge is required to adhere to the 4 corners rule- can anyone say that occurred?

    2) For whatever reasons, Parks Miller is apparently not well-liked by the defense bar.

    3) I would hope someone checked on the ancillary victims rights issues as they relate to all parties- specifically via VINE as intentionally moving a prisoner and misspelling their name to avoid detection may violate those rights.

    4) I would seriously hope there was independent evidence that Richards was attempting solicitation other than an informant.

    5) P-M was right to amend this report with her reply.

    6) Agreed on Shutt, no idea what the agenda was but it was definitely agenda-driven.

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  17. Rose says:

    I’d forgotten Jake Corman was at the top of TSM’s State Board in 2008.
    Lot to cover up.
    http://m.imgur.com/a/zxnde
    Kane wasted her time on Porngate in lieu of going back to investigate TSM, the org and
    the Board leadership ie Poole, Lubert, Corman etc
    And she shoukd’ve been investigating PSU “settlements” in the absence of Court approvals & uninsured as a
    violation by the psu board of fiduciary duty to a State institution.

  18. Steve says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/07/12/joe-paterno-knew-of-jerry-sandusky-abuse-in-1976-per-testimony-in-newly-unsealed-records/

    So do we assume by the John Doe numeric representations that there are at least 150 alleged Sandusky victims?
    That is an awful lot of opportunities for someone to stop this Pedo POS.
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  19. Rose says:

    1976′ testimonial description has the ring of truth to me despite
    Paterno progrnys’ anguish.

  20. Steve says:

    I hope it’s just the 150th John Doe case in the district, not victims, but I don’t know. It does seem to demonstrate why PSU was happy to agree to NCAA sanctions and was quick to settle. Oh, and the firing of Joe Paterno.

    I really, really wanted to believe he was clueless. Against my instincts even. I will say he is not here to defend himself to public statements, but this does seem to corroborate additional evidence.
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  21. J. J. in Phila says:

    @Blink @Steve:

    I this is important, but it needs to be verified. It possible that it could be, including the 1976 incident.

    We do now have two separate sources saying Bradley knew.

  22. J. J. in Phila says:

    I will eventually get the right signature icon. :)

  23. Rose says:

    @Blink. Paterno was in absolute control of the football program. Despite his family’s anguish, he could not have been clueless. Imo his functioning when questionable reports from throwaway boys came in goes back to his discomfort with the subject matter evidenced in the GJ and with McQuery–just not a subject he wanted to engage. JS was really a serial predator.

    Yup.
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  24. Rose says:

    I believe appropriate procedure (just ask M Shutt of Dick’s class action fame) for alleged vics was a class action suit against psu (employer of JS and alleged informed supervisors) and TSM (predatory source), and other predatory channels (juvenike & foster care facilitues/govt agencies), and Sandusky, etc. The lawyers woukd’ve had a litigation committee with Court scrutiny.

    What has happened rather is no Court scrutiny, no legally adjudicated fault awards, and the defense bar–the local Shubins of PA — are eating a % of the Settlement of each and every victim. No Court scrutiny of attorneys’ fees. So one wonders what representative attorneys are sharing largesse indirectly with the Ira Lubins of the PSU Board Settlement Committee. mIf Kane weren’t so hapless and political, inexperienced & unprofessional, she should be on these 1 by 1 Settlements like a pit bull on red meat.

  25. Rose says:

    http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2016/07/joe-paterno-and-staff-sexuality-at-my.html?m=1
    Was Paterno Catholic? if so, he had the mindset described in this article.
    know it goes on; look the other way.
    pictures recently online again of JS &JP–they look chummy in those years.
    maybe JP even had a benign man crush on the
    then handsome (but for his teeth) JS. I believe JS’s activities began in his teens with puberty
    and were ongoing. So it’s unsurprising there were 150 boys given a youth coach’s access.
    Imo doesn’t matter which players & asst coaches knew because its my opinion they all did, but the sightings of Jerry
    by various persons needed a coordinator of the sightings who woukd address them directly with JS
    –a collator–and the only 2 possibilities were the AD & JP, and apparently no one wanted to kick “soft signs” to that level in the 70s & 80s.

    I suspect JP was fired & statue removed because the Exec Board had heard about what JP knew & when from some of these vics, but did not make that info public as a quid pro quo for JP’s cooperation. But then he died, and the family took over. So there’s the issue of GJ perjury by the deceased. No wonder he was smart enough to hire an attorney for the GJ.

  26. Rose says:

    @JJPhila. glad to see you are still out there kicking the can down the home stretch one hopes
    Do not be suprised at Bradley.
    —-
    most coaches elevate the team and overlook the background noise of dysfunction.

    my girl a highly elite athlete went to her coach re Sr HS teammates’ preseason in practice planning shots & parties at out of town parents, later planning shots purchases on the field during games. (DC hotel barred future HS proms based on that drunken team.) despite info, Coach made the 3 leading malefactors captns. Some Coaches just want to be liked & do not want leadership to have questions or concerns.
    In college, ditto situation. Highly questionable & dysfunctional new coach who’d had job problems
    & personal problems in his past. & Some parents are out for profit off the team (ie a travel booker & her fees).
    I wonder what travel agents booked PSU travel games & liaised with the accused AD?
    Find the bookers with profits & one finds info re personnel imo.

  27. J. J. in Phila says:

    “3) I would hope someone checked on the ancillary victims rights issues as they relate to all parties- specifically via VINE as intentionally moving a prisoner and misspelling their name to avoid detection may violate those rights.”

    Just on this point, my understanding is that the prisoner and his attorney consented to the ruse. They may have suggested it.

    Understood- but if the individual had victims from other crimes subject to victims rights notifications (VINE is one way) and they were not advised ( it requires change of any status, not just a bond that technically speaking as filed could have released him) this is a violation of law. I dont know if that occurred and I hope someone checked because it is not up to the prisoner and his counsel to make that call. Agreed they suggested it.
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  28. J. J. in Phila says:

    I would not be surprised if Bradley testified to seeing something. Public statements are one thing; a deposition is another.

  29. Rose says:

    http://www.timesherald.com/general-news/20160721/montgomery-county-prosecutors-want-to-bar-ag-kane-from-discussing-porn-at-trial

    I don’t care what Kane’s outcome is, but how can Steel premuzzle reasonable defenses which after all
    are jury questions? Steel is really arguing let’s not trust prospective jurors.

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