PA Prosecutor Charged Over Penn State Sex Case

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For three years, prosecutor Frank Fina helped win prison terms for child molester Jerry Sandusky and the top Pennsylvania State University officials who covered up his crimes. Now, it is Fina who is being pursued, reports Philly.com. He faces an administrative hearing this week on charges of violating ethical rules for lawyers in his prosecution of Penn State’s former president, Graham Spanier, and two senior university aides. He is accused of wrongfully subpoenaing a top lawyer for the university to testify about her conversations with Spanier and his aides.

The counsel for the state legal disciplinary board said that former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin was representing the three men and that Fina had wrongly sought investigative information that she had learned in that role. This, the board contends, stripped the men of their attorney-client privilege. Fina says Baldwin was representing the university at the time, not Spanier and aides Gary Schultz and Tim Curley. Baldwin agrees with Fina. They say the men have only themselves to blame for their legal mess by lying repeatedly to Baldwin about what they knew of Sandusky’s wrongdoing. Fina could face penalties that include a reprimand or the loss of his law license. Fina, 52, was part of the team that convicted Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State, who is serving at least 30 years in prison for molesting 10 boys.

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  1. Accept they didn’t cover it up and there was no conspiracy to do so (determined by Court). Sandusky left Penn State in 1999 to go full time with his charity, The Second Mile. The shower incident was reported to Sandusky’s employer (and others); TSM’s Executive Director, Jack Raykovitz, told Sandusky to wear shorts next time he showered with a boy. The Grand Jury Presentment — ala Fina and his assistant, Jonelle Eshbach — said McQueary witnessed “anal intercourse.” Not true and, when McQueary tried to correct the record, Eshbach advised him to keep quiet.

    This is “The Crime Report”? Maybe you should investigate The Second Mile and its interconnections with the power block on the Penn State Board of Trustees who jumped the gun on all this in the first place and can’t (for whatever reason) turn back (after paying out about $100 million to keep people quiet). All the above is on the record for anyone who would care to spend more than five minutes investigating.

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