Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Judge Todd Hoover shut down the hearing after a few minutes, hearing no witnesses, instead entering into the record documents pertaining to former Penn State chief counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
The focus of the pretrial hearing is expected to be the admissibility of testimony in the case against the three men from the woman who was Penn State’s chief counsel.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary was the leadoff witness this morning as a preliminary hearing began in the case of three former top Penn State administrators charged with covering up the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
Penn State’s former president and two other former top administrators will be the subject of a preliminary hearing today on charges they conspired to cover up Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania says there’s no legal basis for Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky.
After the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke, the NCAA fined Penn State $60 million and nullified 111 of Paterno’s wins as coach.
Governor Corbett’s lawsuit is an anti-trust suit, saying the NCAA violated its own rules in bringing sanctions against Penn State that have resulted in economic harm to Pennsylvania.
Attorney general Kathleen Kane has appointed former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton to conduct the investigation into how her predecessors, including Gov. Tom Corbett, handled the case.
The state Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that seeks to require $60 million in fines being paid to the NCAA by Penn State be used for programs in Pennsylvania.
The story was not only one of the biggest in 2012 nationally but also had lasting repercussions on Penn State University and several of its top officials.
The NCAA says the money will be held in a money market account while a task force works out guidelines for distribution of grants from an endowment established to combat child sex abuse.
State House Democrats want to ask the feds to review the Sandusky probe, in particular, with an eye toward whether Sandusky could or should have been charged sooner.
Negotiators for Penn State say they have reached out to begin settlement talks with men who accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse.
The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday as the NCAA announced it would be issuing sanctions against the university.
One question that has lingered since the release is why the former FBI director had access to e-mails and other evidence that the attorney general did not.