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:

    @JJinPhila. One might send Blink by email the Municipal Solicitor’s Statement of Financial Interest. Since it is public information, she can post details if interesting. I wonder if he disclosed his joint interest in Happy Valley Settlements. And Commmissioners like Exarchos do not have to file the same? The Oregon judge was interesting for the % of his income derived from local commercial real estate partnerships. local joint ventures rather than income per se would interest me. especially with respect to the prison, or to Town Committee appointees like Shale/Gas.

  2. Rose says:

    http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/harrisburg-law-firm-asks-court-for-permission-to-release-judges-phone-records,1463671/

    http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/hearing-in-convicted-murder-case-reveals-conflict-between-da-defense-attorney,1463686/

    lady got a light sentence.

    lookee who’s on the criminal bench.

    a group of lawyers are trying what? and soliciting
    professional supporters from the ranks of DA
    expert witnesses at parties? And why would a
    regular DA expert dish confidential case findings & details to
    a general criminal defense lawyer?

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

    @Rose, I couldn’t find Blink’s e-mail on this site, but she did contact me. I have received a full packet from a source and they have been sent to her.

    Got them JJ- I need to check with legal if I can drop box them- may be early next week. Thank you
    B

  4. Rose says:

    Well, Blink, Glantz coukd always file for an emergency injunction to keep BoC from drop boxing his freely available (under rtk) yearly financial declararion from being published, although the financial filing Form’s purpose was to keep the public informed. Then you’d need to hire Tanski & McShane, if granted, because that’s a prior restraint on speech and violates the 1st Amendment.

    lol
    Agreed we believe they are public docs- that said, they must be reviewed and it is a fat file.
    B

  5. Rose says:

    question of why the light sentence is solved.
    (10-20, so likely out in less than 10 for murder of a family man going to work)
    Kistler did the sentencing.

    http://www.centredaily.com/2015/04/20/4711212_convicted-in-traffic-death-huffer.html?rh=1

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

    @Rose, there can be a problem; that is usually discoverable. It seldom leads to sanctions.

    The SOLE sanction Gricar received in a 33 year career involved him pressuring an expert to withdraw. The circumstances were different, however.

    JJ- I recall that accusation and in my view was nothing more than a long-time colleague discussing the ethical possibilities when working for the other side. I have had several off the record interviews with some close to Gricar personally and professionally and not one of them had anything negative to say about him professionally – in fact, the opposite. At the time, it was a very different standard per se in criminal cases uses expert witnesses.

    So throwing this out there because I believe you know his case facts better than most as well as the current litigious circus-
    If one were interested in furthering Gricar’s case progress as leverage in any of the above how would they best go about it, in your opinion?
    B

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

    @Blink, THANK YOU for providing this site.

    Thank you JJ- we are the sum of our parts.
    B

  8. Rose says:

    http://www.centredaily.com/2015/04/22/4713971/judge-sandusky-can-file-amended.html
    What’s the Commenters’ puzzlement? (no ref to JJinPhila)

    Mtg in Chambers was clearly to get a privacy tweak to the original filing.

    Exhibits to original were OK; they will go up unsealed & attached to amendment.

    & the Amended filing will be unsealed.

    But, the Original filing stays sealed, due likely to the nature of the tidbit being amended.

    My guess is a witness statement relying that vic’s credibility and/or
    motive will have the content of his testimony quoted but his identity redacted.

  9. Rose says:

    See CDT url above. SPM didn’t suppress an exculpatory expert opinion.
    This sort of dialogue goes on all the time between potential experts & prosecutors.
    He said in the hearing under oath that an act of huffing more likely than not played A
    role in the accident, but he said he declined to take the job as an expert because
    the tox report standing alone without other clinical evidence was inadequate to testify
    huffing was THE sole cause beyond any reasonable doubt. It really was up to defense
    to take the tox report and get their own expert. That defense failed to do so does not get a retrial.
    Now if the tox report itself were suppressed, that would be the problem. Personally, any DA in PA
    should not hire an “expert” in dui/drug cases who invites McGraw over for dinner and dishes more
    than food in response to confidential case inquiries. This expert earned the ethics complaint to his regulatory body.

  10. Rose says:

    An opinion on the opposite of yr inquiry to JJinPhila: imo if one wanted to stop Gricar’s case from progressing, one would disable & remove SPM exactly as is being attempted. I believe in 2005 Exarchos, Deeshem, & Glantz were all in the position they now occupy. And Ray was with them on the prison board. And I wonder how far back SPM’s citation of “potential criminal activity at the prison” goes?

  11. Rose says:

    Given her client’s light sentence, a public defender should fear a redo but for the fact Lunsford was removed from the criminal bench, so it’s a done deal Kistler would also hear the retrial. I’m starting to wonder all his motives for removing Lunsford before the “accusation” that he is biased toward prosecutors based on cell records was investigated, much less found true by his governing entity. The only motive I can think of is both secret and pecuniary on Kistler’s part.

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

    @Blink, as I noted, that was the ONLY sanction in 33 years. That is not a bad record, but it did happen.

    There was also a situation with Madeira where something was not released in a murder case, the Rogers murder trial. It was not an expert, but evidence that part of Rogers’ story could have been accurate. In spite of the conviction being overturned, Madeira was not sanctioned.

    Because the Gricar disappearance case was sent to the PSP, there is virtually no leverage from these suits. Even RTK requests would have to go to them.

    @Rose, the commentator does not like me. :)

    Thanks JJ- why do you suppose it went to PSP finally? Also, arent people from SPM office also working on it?
    B

  13. Rose says:

    My opinion at
    April 23, 2015 at 2:46 am
    was based on my assumption the CC DA has prosecuting jurisdiction over the PSP Gricar investigation rather than
    a prosecutor in the State OG’s office. Is her Task Force still in existance?

  14. Rose says:

    http://www.centredaily.com/2015/04/23/4716014_centre-county-commissioners-ok.html?rh=1
    I thought Long Term Immel had retired or was gone.

    What I suspect is an issue of probably decades of records subtly missing was called to her attention last year maybe by SPM in cases on appeal, and she distracted from her own management issues by blaming Lunsford in one case.
    I suspect it’s a systemic issue. It is also possible the issue surfaced when the “task Force” began reviewing Court records of Gricar’s former defendants.

    What is interesting is this expansion seems an indemnification of her personally, just like Glantz. BoCs should just buy a legal insurance plan covering all County employees who are acting in the course of employment.

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

    @Rose, as far as I know, the case is totally with the PSP.

    I could see a number of factors, including a lack of progress, or more information regarding 1998.

    Just for the record, I called for the case to be given to the OAG within a fortnight of the Sandusky presentment. I’m happy with it going to the PSP.

    For reasons that are only humerus to me- I LOVE the word fortnight. With much respect, it is my opinion that Ray Gricar’s disappearance as an elected official should be handled by the FBI, not the PSP. And they would in a heartbeat- if there were anyway to connect him with Durst. Not being glib really- it has always bothered me that Gricar’s disappearance is absolutely solvable.
    B

  16. Rose says:

    I suppose the pragmatics are if evidence of a crime is found, at that point PSP will refer to OAG to open a case.
    So, imo = another investigation lead agency w/o accountability. Idk that fbi is “better,” but might be more open to theories that cross State lines, or mob backgrounding. For that, why not the US Atty office in NY which Loretta just left? toss the coins in the air. It was solveable close in time to the event with today’s tech tools.

  17. Rose says:

    last 2,5 min = the useless press conf.

    last Q = have you added other legal counsel?
    Dershem:: ” No. All quiet.”
    http://cnet.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=e56bb32acdf3d9197e247628c0be57a2

    And then there was the last minute action to hire Immel counsel in the salary biard mtg.
    and if it could not wait til next week, for the BoC mtg, imo this was an emergency action.

    I suggest maybe a suit by Lunsford is forthcoming, or the State judicial body issued a conclusion there was
    no evidence he was ever given originals not copies nor that he is at fault for missing Protho files.

    Because if he were faulted, Protho would be referring to the DA, not needing her own defense attorney.

  18. Rose says:

    I guess a pre2000 issue with Jerry was whether he was ever a procurer for any informal group–social, mob, political–and I don’t think he was that organized. If Jerry was not a procurer c late 90s, I don’t see how what Ray decided in ’98 was that important or not in the scheme of things or could relate to his desth. Imo his death was related to his cases or his associates.

  19. Rose says:

    and associates includes criminal defense attorneys and their clients.
    .

  20. Rose says:

    I suggest the price tag on Immel’s office’s “defense,” whose scope is beyond the attorney’s regular contract, is perhaps responding to a list of interrogatories from the State judicial body investigating Lunsford. The abrupt notice on Wednesday (or today?) and tight time deadline (act now before next week), suggests Immel is responding to perhaps to a subpoena with a deadline.

  21. Rose says:

    A comment on the CIOC article stating the BoCs hired more attorney hours for prothonotary in her Slipshod Records Scandel.

    “Steve Sloane Miller is making a mockery of a once well respected system ! 1 · 2 hours ago”

    So, per Sloane, the culprit in the Case of Deb’s Missing Records is none other than Immel’s rival, Stacey!

  22. Rose says:

    Shargel & Minora have many good points
    http://mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/philly/news&id=301151751
    My bet is in addition to other points,
    he was in the Email Entertainment Club.

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

    @Blink. I think that the FBI is a jurisdictional situation. Gricar is not accused of being involved with a federal crime (or any crime). I actually know of very few cases involving a local official where the FBI claimes jurisdiction

  24. Rose says:

    On reflection, the most likely subpoena on the prothonotary for
    document production came from the Statewide grand jury
    in the forgery matter.

  25. Rose says:

    Updated:
    http://www.centredaily.com/2015/04/23/4716014/centre-county-commissioners-ok.html
    “Exarchos said he was unaware of the reason for the request for the expanded services beyond what the agreement stated. Immel will be out of the office until next week, according to her office”
    He’d be unaware if it was related to a GJ investigation of County officials, wouldn’t he? Interesting she’s on leave during the hire her a lawyer emergency.

  26. Rose says:

    has Glantz been on those BoC video minutes lately?

  27. Rose says:

    odd choice for the Protho’s attorney.
    McGee does a bit of criminal defense and a bit of civil tort
    http://www.dmjklaw.com/attorney-profiles.html

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