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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2,645 Comments

  1. Rose says:

    OT His wife well-knew he always had louzy taste in bimbos.
    Having her in charge of foreign and domestic affairs is worth
    the price of his being the guest who comes to dinner in that house.
    I hope he stays in Brooklyn.

  2. Rose says:

    One thing for Wolf is he called for Kane’s resignation and gave fine appointive jobs to several, ie Beemer.
    ——
    JJ disappeared today from PennLive. hope he’s OK
    —-
    Sandusky is amazing. He testified to the “my lawyer was bad because I was a smuck for following his advice.”
    The hook JS has, I see, is that waiver of the Prelim with a meeting the day before with prosecutor
    JS did not know about. Imo Amendola should be Bar disciplined, but was it enough to overturn a verdict?

  3. Rose says:

    Shutt learns litigation is profitable:
    http://www.law360.com/articles/735906/dick-s-to-pay-up-to-10m-to-end-asst-managers-ot-suits

    I believe she herself at trial would have been discredited.
    On her resume she says she did managerial tasks.
    In her suit she claimed the exact opposite….she had no managerial tasks.
    But Dicks thought litigation expenses and appeals outweighed the $10M settlement.
    I suppose she thinks Parks Miller will settle.

  4. Rose says:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/291537-pennsylvania-ag-convicted-of-perjury-criminal-conspiracy

    remember her political base.

    those who wanted the Sandusky prosecutors investigated–from both sides and povs.

    goes to show what happens when an Incendiary Device who is Unhinged is elected on a Keep Us Safe platform.

    Had a colleague present. Judge actually threatened Kane after verdict. Told her if she (sic) retaliates in any way or by any means she will throw her in jail ( do not pass go, do not collect a Birkin) prior to sentencing. That seems off to me for a Judge, but rumor has it prosecutor called chambers session with concerns. Not sure if anyone knows this but her hubby donated over $3M to her election campaign, iirc. I don’t think there is any question she is going to do time.
    B

  5. Rose says:

    It was less, she “borrowed” it from him, and her
    failure to repay is now being litigated in the divorce.

  6. rose says:

    Classy:
    This is the same old M Shutt twitter account (whose last tweet I remember, still here, was a comment on Radziwill’s sweater). Same followers (ie Robhampton, Masorti Law).
    Only the picture & twitter name (to a fake female name?) are changed; tho it remains @michelleshutt.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/michelleshutt

  7. rose says:

    quite the picture

  8. J. J. in Phila says:

    Reports of demise were somewhat inaccurate, but thanks for the thought, Rose. :)

    Mr. Kane was the prime source of her campaign financing.

  9. J. J. in Phila says:

    Parks Miller appealing the dismissal of her suit:

    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article104910931.html

  10. J. J. in Phila says:

    Chris Lee got 18 years, and he will be under supervision until he’s 106.

    OMG and this:

    In a related matter, Brann revoked Rude’s status as court-appointed counsel because it was determined Lee has net assets of approximately $370,000.

    Rude does not have to reimburse the government because he had yet to be paid for his time on the case.

    Absolute first time I have ever seen that go to sentencing and get revoked immediately after.

    Lee is such a shady scumbag, at least he is off the street.
    B

  11. Rose says:

    J. J. in Phila says:

    October 3, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Parks Miller appealing the dismissal of her suit:

    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article104910931.html

    As she should. It’s a righteous Federal case imo. Elected DAs need Federal protection from spurious accusations lodged by elected government official(s) of the other political party in collusion with their business partner defense attorneys and political and personal friends in corrupt County environments.

  12. lizzy says:

    McQueary $7.3M

    Wow. I saw. Pretty sure that exceeds his demand but I would need to review. Strong message from the community I would say.
    B

  13. Rose says:

    judge has yet to rule on the whistleblower & can reduce the award.

    OT an analogy: last July’s diva press conf is the equivalent imo of the Mondesire grand jury disclosure for which Kaine is going to prison, only Comey called his own presser rather than use one reporter

    “Ordinarily, when no charges are brought, such matters are not exposed to public view, let alone addressed at press conferences.”

    note the DOJ written policy, and decades of practice, violated knowingly by the FBI Director.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/james-comey-broke-with-loretta-lynch-and-justice-department-tradition

  14. J. J. in Phila says:

    The judge gets to rule on the whistle blower suit, so it might be more.

    McQueary was asking for $4 Million, total.

    We’ve had a few people arguing that it was Penn State’s fiduciary duty to fight these suits. This is what happens when Penn State fights these suits.

  15. Rose says:

    @JJ/PA. After today’s fine, imo the PennState Board and Adm might have been better governed by a Court Receivership–since neither Legislative nor Exec branches acted to take oversee school governance with an independent agency– than left intact– from the date Sandusky was convicted. Alumni shoukd’ve sued on some Federal cause and gunned for Receivership. Happens to lots of State agencies receiving Fed $, ie States’ DHS wrt foster care, or police depts etc. Clery finding of Fed DOE gives a coa perhaps to a group with standing (all those sexually assaulted at PSU).

  16. Rose says:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161119_Exasperated_Sandusky_judge_withdraws_from_case__urges_probe_of_lawyers.html?mobi=true
    Astonishing Amendola waived the Prelim. 2 possibilities:
    1) Prosecution evidence was known to be damning and would inflame a jury pool.
    2) Sanduskys directed him out of concern for bail being raised.
    Defense attorneys merit ethics-based Bar review based on this brief.
    The good news is Sanduskys will have to pay to relitigate the appeal.

    All of which we discussed way back when- wth already?
    Extremely jarred legal community all the way around here.
    B

  17. Rose says:

    Pennsylvanians have a right to
    know redacted names of Govt
    employees wrt non-worksite emails
    on govt servers.
    imo Beemer is a pompous ass.

  18. J. J. in Phila says:

    Cleland has apparently turned Lindsay in to the disciplinary board.

    The PA bar?
    What is the reference to the Hilton meeting prior to the pre trial hearing (iirc)- I am very unclear what the actual implication or allegation is- it sounds like an ex parte issue but I can’t source it.
    B

  19. J. J. in Phila says:

    It wasn’t ex parte; both sides were represented and jointly asked for the meeting. They arranged the meeting at a local motel.

    Lindsay made a prior representation that Cleland would be called as a witness; Lindsay then reversed himself.

    Thank you J.J.
    However, what was the proceeding exactly (if you know) and why would it be held at a Hotel?
    B

  20. J. J. in Phila says:

    I cannot be too exact,as I do not know the details. The meeting was due to agreement between the prosecution and defense to waive the preliminary hearing. It occurred the night before the scheduled preliminary hearing.

    Normally, it would be handled in chambers, but I am not sure that Cleland had office space in Centre County or that they could have access to the Courthouse after hours.

    Attorneys for both sides were present and jointly requested Cleland be present. This definitely was NOT ex parte communication.

    Thank you- then by law it was on the record. Very odd.
    B

  21. J. J. in Phila says:

    I THINK it would have the same status as a meeting in chambers (and I do not know if they gave Cleland Office Stace at that point).

    Cantorna is running for DA: https://www.facebook.com/bernie4da/

    That oughta result in some colorful debates, lol
    B

  22. Rose says:

    TY JJ/PA and Steve for info and analysis.
    JJ you are presient.
    —–
    imo of course Cleland could commander any empty Crntre County
    courtroom or Courthouse office space anytime he wanted.
    He’d merely imperiously call the chief judge or a peer for a courtesy room
    fir his on the record meeting.
    imo the hotel was his suggestion for his convenience.
    I still see him as pompous and imperious.
    —-
    DA Cantorna?
    His brain carries not a scintella of DA DNA.
    He is an opportunist imo.

  23. Rose says:

    presCient

  24. Rose says:

    commandeEr.
    my shattered screen iphone is at end of
    useful life. sorry

  25. Rose says:

    I saw the Cantorns FB JJ/PA. thank you.
    I suspect The Bern II was emboldened
    by the Donald’s PA successes. And they are
    good bedfellows. It will be interesting to see
    who else runs for Statewide office in a year.
    Personally I hope the CC hardworking and
    highly successful DA buries this candidate troll.

  26. J. J. in Phila says:

    @ Rose. I doubt that it was due to The Donald. :)

    Cantorni was one of the lawyers (the main speaker) before the Commissioners and claiming that Parks Miller forged a document. He, effectively, tried to damage her by accusing her of criminal activity, without evidence, and outside of court. He did that in early 2015.

    And then he just happens to announce, 18 months later, that he is running for her position.

  27. J. J. in Phila says:

    Jury selection for the trial for Spanier, Schultz, and Curley is scheduled to begin on 3/20/17.

    Each is facing Endangering the Welfare of Children (F3), two counts, one count of related Conspiracy (F3), and one count of Obstruct Admin Law/Other Govt Function(M2).

    The summary offense of Failure to Report, which was charged against Spanier solely, was dropped.

    http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/Court-Departments/Curley-Schultz-Spanier/Pages/default.aspx

  28. Rose says:

    one wonders why Amendola spent this sap’s money taking this to trial:
    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/crime/article130460969.html

  29. Rose says:

    @JJinPhila. OK to go ahead and use
    the word Opportunist who creates his opportunities
    wrt a certain candidate. But I bet he is sponsored (solicited, donated to)
    by others. He’s not the smartest in the room, and SPM’sactivist tough on crime stance
    undoubtedly angered some PA and County players.

  30. Rose says:

    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article130246289.html
    Apparently Shutt and Miller remain locked in a slow legal waltz.
    Michelle didn’t understand “You’re fired.”
    Or maybe Michelle’s motive is she only bills
    18.99/hr on her home virtual business site.

  31. Rose says:

    Cantorna’s campaign mgr per his site is the County Democratic Chair:
    One supposes she learned from her recent loss?
    https://m.facebook.com/dianne.gregg.92

  32. Rose says:

    @JJinPhila. case against these 3 reminds me of recent events at Berkeley, where nonstudent violent protestors entered campus and “student life” (a peaceful protest agst Milo’s radical behavior, not his right to speak to a campus group), U Pres shut down the campus group activity due to a student safety obligation. In both cases you have someone from off campus committing crimes on campus. Imo the diff and why the 3 did not act was student and faculty safety was never implicated in Sandusky’s behavior. They erroneously believed they had no duty to protect nonU visitors.

  33. Rose says:

    http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/crime/article130100469.html
    It seems to me JJinPhila this is at heart a duty of care to campus visitors civil case against the U and 3 administrators (or more), but the vics accepted a U-paid settlement. Could still go against the 3. I don’t seethis as a successful criminal case.
    —–
    I assume the DA race is over with Cty Dem Chair managing Cantorna. Repubs won’t back her. You’d think the defense bar would fight for her re-election; she’s filed charges against so many and increased their client pool. Biggest group were the drug 17 last July.

  34. Ikr.
    Who requests a bench trial in a child pornography case with 1500 counts. That said- I was the one who said Amendola crucified Sanduskys case for allowing the Costas interview. I get the sense he is not part of updated legal technology and strategy in similar cases. In fairness, I am glad his creepy clients end up in jail.
    B

  35. J. J. in Phila says:

    @Rose. I would not make that assumption that it over. Parks Miller has always out performed my expectations.

    She also won the Republican nomination on write-in votes the last time.

    @Christnia, it depends on the defense. If it more technical case, I judge might be able to understand. If you want to appeal to emotions, go with a jury.

    Amendola actually has a good track record. He dos take cases that are next to impossible to win.

  36. Rose says:

    TY JJinPA for opining.
    DA race is like the Grim Reaper
    vs Superwoman but despite #shepersists,
    imo he has the trump cards this race.

  37. Ragdoll says:

    Does anyone understand how deep this level of evil exists??? It’s normal and shared behaviour between people we’ve entrusted with all levels of goverment, justice, legislation and executive branches. One ran for President, who’s husband is a renowned pedophile.

    It’s not a pandemic. It’s a culture.

    I want to be naive again.

    Jerry Sandusky carries on family legacy….

    Don’t know about y’all, but my world changed forever and it cannot be resurrected. Hidden in plain sight. :’(

    FWIT…..John Podesta may have Madelaine McCann. A young girl is seen in a picture with him, who looks just like her. Compare his monster mug to the sketch of perp….and his little brother, too. Until it’s proven to be a hoax, I stand by these innocents. I was a witness on the day a young man on twitter, Jared Wyand, made the connection and sent his research to Interpol et al. Podesta boys happened to be in the very area where
    Madelaine was abducted. How many more of our babies have been stolen by the likes of campaign managers, CIA, Jerry Epstein’s….who make big bucks to supply our children as entertainment?!!! MSM never reported this.

    http://truthfeed.com/breaking-bombshell-multiple-reports-tie-clintons-podesta-brothers-to-child-abduction-case/34348/

    Forums like these are the real heroes….true advocates who never give up!

    Thanks for allowing me to grieve here. It feels like a safe place.

    Please don’t stop praying. :’( :’( :’(

    Love and Light

  38. Rose says:

    recognized Lance Marshall’s name–former prosecutir.
    shoukd’ve been charged & tried. But imo Madiera shielded
    him.
    http://articles.mcall.com/2009-10-17/news/4459523_1_sexual-assault-prosecutor-lance-marshall

  39. J. J. in Phila says:

    @Rose. I was, and still am, a fierce critic of the job Madeira did as DA, but he was the one that forced Marshall, aka “Romance Lance,” to resign as a result of the texting scandal. He also called in the OAG to investigate.

    Well, at least Marshall has experience with sexting. ;)

  40. Rose says:

    A competent and ethical attorney
    should have referred him to State Bar
    counsel to investigate resulting in disbarment or suspension.
    And referral to OAG was a dead end.
    In my opinion Marshall knew too much dirt.
    Lee = most likely a tip of the iceberg imo.

    agreed. I do not even know of a similar situation and I do not believe the issue was CLEs of a former DA.
    B

  41. Rose says:

    JJ/Phila. aren’t these signs a hoot?
    https://m.facebook.com/bernie4da/
    and young Pipe, the Centre County Comm who is biding his time fir a real
    state-wide office, is in the Bern’s corner it seems. Callow youth.

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