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. erose says:

    @Rose, Great find on CGL and the BSA. Wouldn’t be surprised if the DA is looking in to that, now that you’ve done the hard part. PS – Girls in Black flying under the radar again, I guess it’s only fair it pays off once in awhile.

  2. erose says:

    @JJ, Thanks for the summary.

    Blink, Here is more on Feathers. Bias blog, I know, but it goes to the heart of the real issues IMO.
    http://notpsu.blogspot.com/2014/10/feathers-resignation-breaks-media.html

  3. Rose says:

    http://www.politicspa.com/justice-mccaffery-responds-slams-chief-justice-castille/61097/
    imo, while Castille is florid, McCaffrey is intemperate, grandiose, and unapologetic
    about being a mysogenistic
    porn peruser and disseminator.
    Goodness help the female clerks of both.

  4. Rose says:

    Porn Justice makes me pity a black female justice who
    had to rub elbows with clowns like these on the bench.
    imo perhaps, even to get appointed initially,
    she learned to go along & get along, just like
    when working with the College Prez and on the PSU BoT.
    McCaffrey’s ilk is sadly making me sympathize with Cynthia, no
    mean feat.

  5. Rose says:

    Why are no press asking the salient question, Who sent McCafferty the porn?
    the info available is on who he forwarded most to, a strong press hint being Feather:
    http://www.wdac.com/justice-accused-in-pa-porn-scandal/
    Did the Supreme Ct of PA deny Jerry an appeal? (I don’t recall)
    If so, and it can be documented a Justice had sent a retired agent of the
    AG office multiple porn emails and did not recuse, then likely Jerry gets
    a redo, and the Justice should be disbarred.

    I am interested in the Justice’s associate who felt bold or
    entitled enough to send the Justice porn. That’s pretty
    presumptuous. mafia like–gives a hold over him as needed.
    So why are no media asking that question?

    Also these sharers seem to be an in-group of the Sandusky
    prosecution. Hope it doesn’t lead to an appealabke issue–like
    those presenting to the grand jury were so into a porn viewing club,
    their prosecutorial judgment was biased in favor of finding
    turpitude where none existed.

  6. Rose says:

    these Sept 2013 Township minutes popped up
    when I googled lee & boy scout. the first third
    reveal imo The Board of Supervisors was attempting to wrest control
    of Memorial Day planning from Lee & his BVC base.
    Ergo he jumped up to that Supervisors’ helm too. Imo that Memorial Day
    control & direction meant a lot to him, as he turned out his
    BVC Board for this discussion with the Supervisors.
    The Supervisors in attendance could be queried about Lee
    as to what had they heard and when that led them to try to take
    MD direction out of his hands.
    http://www.harristownship.org/BOS%20Minutes%20090913.doc

  7. Rose says:

    I looked up Troop 380.
    Solid Scoutmaster imo, & sponsored by
    Lions whose august membership does
    not include Lee online.

  8. J. J. in Phila (the real one) says:

    @Rose, yes, the PA Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal.

    The Court has had its share of problems, with one justice resigning after a criminal conviction in 2013.

    The last impeachment in PA was of a Supreme Court justice in 1994-95. This is somewhat reminiscent of that.

    Or as I like to say “CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA GOTHIC!”

  9. Rose says:

    http://www.statecollege.com/mobile/news/local-news/ard-program-could-see-legislative-review-in-wake-of-new-child-sex-allegations,1461329/
    Interesting the chief of staff to a Dem representing Centre Cty in the State
    legislature reached out to the DA & also spoke
    publically against the 2005 ARD at that time. His
    assessment the DA had “deaf ears” imo means the DA
    was returning a favor to someone for his support in the
    election imo.

  10. Rose says:

    2005 race http://voicesweb.org/archive/november05/Page_3.pdf
    http://voicesweb.org/archive/november05/Page_5.pdf
    Asked myself what person mentored Mike politically in 2005 who could also later get him a job outside his professional field at PSU. The likely candidate is Corbett, a fellow republican & newly installed in 2004 as head of Mike’s worksite in the AG Office. Amazing this Bob Jones grad took an ARD for child molestation.
    OR maybe a Dem Gov promised not
    to endorse or campaign for Arnold in quid pro quid for a friendly associate’s ARD. Had to be high up to trump Conklin staffer’s lobbying of Madeira.
    —-
    Arnold tries again, 2009:
    http://voicesweb.org/node/2471
    “….
    “There is a wide range of things this office has done and improved over the course of the last three years,” Madeira said, referring to … streamlining of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) process.”

    I bet.
    —–
    http://www.wjactv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/only-6-news-2005-criminal-case-christopher-lee-released-3940.shtml?wap=0
    letter from State Police said not all charges could be expunged.

  11. Rose says:

    I don’t understand how Madeira could “release”
    JKArnold in Jan 06 the month he was sworn in.
    She was a vested State employee, not the DA’s employee.
    Why didn’t she file suit? You can’t fire employees based
    on their political party affiliation.

  12. J. J. in Phila (the real one) says:

    Editorial on the ARD situation with Lee:

    http://www.centredaily.com/2014/10/19/4411831/our-view-let-jury-decide-lees.html?sp=/99/145/

    Thanks for posting that JJ. I agree of course- however there are some factual errors in that article.

    1. Judge’s name is on the docket- not sealed.
    2. After a full expungement was given erroneously, it was partially reinstated.
    3. I am not in a position to source it now, but there are comments on the record by Madeira somewhere indicating the fact that it could never be completely expunged was a factor in his decision.
    4. It should be noted that although it does not appear to have any influence in Lee’s case- in 2010 Amendola made a mockery of the court when he had a few dozen petitions for expungement signed without the judge looking at them- and it contained the names of several publications-

    Going to be honest, #4 gave me a hearty laugh and I used the citation in a committee I sit on within ABA as an example of Judicial Abuse of power of the first Amendment.
    B

  13. Rose says:

    http://www.wjactv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/only-6-news-2005-criminal-case-christopher-lee-released-3940.shtml?wap=0

    refers to a letter from State Police which
    said not all charges could be expunged
    because vics under 18

  14. Rose says:

    @JJ in Phila
    If Central PA is Gothic,
    what’s your adjective for
    Eastern PA? I like Seedy.

  15. J. J. in Phila (the real one) says:

    @Rose, SeedyTee refers to the newspaper up there. :) I think Philly is “The City of Brotherly Love, yeah, right.” :)

    I actually grew up in west central PA, and was on WJAC, even in high school. My family has been in that area at least since the 1790′s, and I am a PSU alumnus. To me, this is a horror story.

    @Blink, yes, but Amendola blamed his secretary. I did a blog on it. The issue was ARD as well.

  16. Rose says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DailyCollegian/status/138635789503430657
    “As noted by Frazier, Freeh’s reports are not intended to be made public”

    Any credible investigator would be ok to
    have their work product made public. .
    It is the commissioning employer
    who contracts for confidentiality.

  17. erose says:

    [3 page Order attached to article]

    A state Supreme Court justice entangled in a controversy over pornographic emails and accusations that he tried to ******blackmail******* a fellow justice has been relieved of his responsibilities, at least temporarily, according to a court order issued late Monday.

    And in a remarkable six-page concurring statement, the court’s acid-tongued chief justice said Justice McCaffery has the “pathological symptoms” of a sociopath.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2014/10/20/Pa-Supreme-Court/stories/201410200209

  18. erose says:

    You have to read the order, there is more.

  19. erose says:

    Other than the mention of the “uniformed school girls” this whole porn scandal with the impetus at the State Supreme Court confirms these state leaders lack professionalism. Salaciousness aside, they could have all been playing Candy Crush or Angry Birds for all I care, but is it any wonder Sandusky ran amok? For years. It’s hard to even get upset about the million or so the judge’s wife made on the side, or the blackmail, all allegations at this time. What a zoo.

  20. erose says:

    Significant changes occurred at the office fairly quickly following Ray’s disappearance in terms of previously-established policies and guidelines for case dispositions, as well as what was or was not appropriate for ARD disposition. All of these were absolutely within the legitimate discretion of Mr. Smith as acting DA and there is no issue of legitimacy or impropriety implied. They were simply troubling to me for reasons which I suppose are at least loosely analogous to why I found it troubling that staff counseling had already been decided upon by 9 AM on the first day that Ray would have been expected to return to the office after the weekend. In both instances, the actions seem to reflect a mindset that Ray was not going to be returning, which was wholly unsupported by the ongoing mantra of ‘three theories, all equally likely’ being offered by police. Nor was it in my view consistent with the public entreaties by his daughter and his paramour in their initial press conference imploring him directly to return, incorporating an obvious belief that he was in a position to do so if he wished.

    JKA
    https://sites.google.com/site/gricardisappearance/gricardisappearance

  21. erose says:

    @Rose,

    4. Summing up:

    The foregoing is the objective portion of what I can recall about the Gricar situation from the week that he disappeared until 9 AM on January 3, 2006, when I was called into Mr. Smith’s office by DA Madeira, to be told that I was being discharged. The provision relied upon was part of the same chapter of County Code as that providing replacement procedures for a missing DA.

    https://sites.google.com/site/gricardisappearance/gricardisappearance

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