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« Reply #3000 on: January 03, 2013, 05:47:07 PM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/jerry-sandusky-to-appear-in-centre-county-court-next-week-for-postsentencing-hearing-1214113/
Jerry Sandusky to Appear in Centre County Court Next Week for Post-Sentencing Hearing
By Nate Mink
January 3, 2013

Jerry Sandusky will return to Centre County, albeit for a short period, when he appears in Bellefonte on Jan. 10 for his post-sentencing hearing.
Judge John Cleland signed an order Thursday that the Centre County Sheriff's Department transport Sandusky from the State Correctional Institution at Greene in southwest Pennsylvania to the Centre County Courthouse for the hearing.
The hearing is part of Sandusky's appeal, built around the premise that his defense team did not have adequate time to prepare for June's trial.
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« Reply #3001 on: January 04, 2013, 09:43:14 AM »

   I wish the media would stop giving this convicted criminal any more of a platform.  JMHO  I for one don't care about Jerry's opinions about the sanctions placed on PSU.   

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-jerry-sandusky-victim-20130103,0,608302.story
Jerry Sandusky victim unhappy with sanctions placed on Penn State
January 3, 2013
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« Reply #3002 on: January 05, 2013, 05:36:11 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/05/3454964/sen-jake-corman-sues-ncaa-to-keep.html
Sen. Jake Corman sues NCAA to keep Penn State fine money in Pa.
January 5, 2013

State Sen. Jake Corman sued the NCAA on Friday to stop it from using money from Penn State’s $60 million fine to pay for child abuse prevention programs outside Pennsylvania.

In the suit filed in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, Corman said the state gives Penn State so much money — $214 million this fiscal year — that the university could not pay the fine without state help.

The lawsuit is the second lawsuit in three days by state government against the NCAA, with Gov. Tom Corbett’s federal antitrust suit on Wednesday seeking a reversal of all the NCAA’s sanctions, including the fine.

The NCAA’s plan to use 75 percent of the $60 million, or $45 million, for prevention programs outside Pennsylvania violates the state’s constitution on the grounds lawmakers review and oversee the university’s spending, Corman said. That cannot be circumvented by the NCAA’s forcing Penn State to sign the consent decree that included the sanctions, the suit said.
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« Reply #3003 on: January 05, 2013, 06:19:54 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/05/3454964/sen-jake-corman-sues-ncaa-to-keep.html
Sen. Jake Corman sues NCAA to keep Penn State fine money in Pa.
January 5, 2013

State Sen. Jake Corman sued the NCAA on Friday to stop it from using money from Penn State’s $60 million fine to pay for child abuse prevention programs outside Pennsylvania.

In the suit filed in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, Corman said the state gives Penn State so much money — $214 million this fiscal year — that the university could not pay the fine without state help.

The lawsuit is the second lawsuit in three days by state government against the NCAA, with Gov. Tom Corbett’s federal antitrust suit on Wednesday seeking a reversal of all the NCAA’s sanctions, including the fine.

The NCAA’s plan to use 75 percent of the $60 million, or $45 million, for prevention programs outside Pennsylvania violates the state’s constitution on the grounds lawmakers review and oversee the university’s spending, Corman said. That cannot be circumvented by the NCAA’s forcing Penn State to sign the consent decree that included the sanctions, the suit said.
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« Reply #3004 on: January 05, 2013, 09:13:25 PM »

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/national/judge-no-tweeting-laptops-in-jerry-sanduskys-post-sentencing-hearing
Judge: No tweeting, laptops in Jerry Sandusky's post-sentencing hearing
January 4, 2013

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Reporters won't be allowed to bring laptops or cellphones into the courtroom during next week's hearing on Jerry Sandusky's post-sentencing motions.

Judge John Cleland announced the decorum order Friday, saying it was required because reporters violated the rules when Sandusky was sentenced in October by tweeting.

Cleland says a "disheartening number of reporters" violated his order that no communications be made from inside the courtroom while court was in session. He says so many reporters ignored the order that it's impractical to attempt to punish them all for it.
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« Reply #3005 on: January 06, 2013, 04:06:39 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/12/31/3451069/judge-ex-penn-state-president.html
Judge: Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier ordered not to have contact with trustees
December 31, 2012

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has been ordered not to have contact with any former or current university trustees.

The mandate was part of some changes Harrisburg-area District Judge William Wenner made Friday to the bail for Spanier, who is accused of covering up abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky and obstructing prosecutors’ investigation. What prompted the judge to impose the no-contact provision is not known, as there were no written motions to that effect by the prosecuting or defense attorneys in the case.

Spanier, of State College, had been prohibited from leaving the state as part of the original bail conditions Wenner set in November. But Spanier’s attorneys asked the judge to loosen the travel restrictions, saying Spanier wanted to visit family in the Midwest over the holidays and go to Europe in the spring.

Wenner refused to budge on the international travel ban, but the district judge did allow Spanier to travel in the United States as long as he gives the court his travel itinerary five days before he goes out of town.

In addition, Spanier has been barred from contacting any of the prosecution’s witnesses in the case, for which the preliminary hearing has not been rescheduled since it was postponed in December.

Spanier’s attorneys have vowed to fight the charges and maintain that their client is innocent.

When the case does go to the preliminary hearing stage, former university lawyer Cynthia Baldwin is expected to be a prosecution witness. But Spanier’s attorneys have asked the judge to keep her from taking the stand on the grounds she violated attorney-client privilege when she testified at the grand jury against Spanier.
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« Reply #3006 on: January 06, 2013, 04:10:28 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/pa-governor-sues-ncaa-in-bid-to-block-penn-state-sanctions-says-it-overstepped-its-authority/2013/01/02/ca530c26-5549-11e2-89de-76c1c54b1418_story.html
Pa. attorney general passed on NCAA lawsuit because of criminal cases vs. 3 Penn St. officials
January 3, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because the litigation could present a conflict of interest as her office prosecutes three Penn State administrators.

Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that “an actual conflict of interest could, and likely would, arise if this office were involved in both cases.”
Her office is prosecuting Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley on charges of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction, conspiracy, failure to report suspected child abuse and perjury. Prosecutors claim they illegally covered up complaints and suspicions about Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator who was convicted last summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including attacks inside campus facilities.

Corbett sued the NCAA in federal court on Wednesday, saying a set of penalties imposed against Penn State over its handling of the matter should be thrown out on antitrust grounds. The school agreed to a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on post-season play, a reduction in scholarships and the elimination of more than 100 wins under former coach Joe Paterno.

The size and scope of the criminal case made it “untenable” for the attorney general’s office to sue the NCAA, Kelly said.

“Given the serious nature of both these cases, keeping these matters separate is the best course of action for the people of Pennsylvania,” she said.
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« Reply #3007 on: January 13, 2013, 08:43:37 PM »

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10 Jan Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
MT @JoeHermitt: Jerry Sandusky smiles walking into Centre County Courthouse for hearing. http://tinyurl.com/aynsaet  @pennlive pic.twitter.com/wwGRnVNg
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Prosecutors say Amendola had one box of relevant info to look thru before trial. The rest was irrelevant docs he requested himself.
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#sandusky appeal attorney, Norris Gelman, said its "a long 3-pt shot" this appeal.
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10 Jan Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
Fina led #sandusky investigation and tried case with McGettigan. His last day at AG is Friday.
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10 Jan Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
#sandusky prosecutor Frank Fina is leaving AG for Philly DAs office. AG-elect Kathleen Kane has promised to investigate the Sandusky case.
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#sandusky new attorney argued that the prosecutor shouldn't have implied to jurors that Sandusky would talk to Bob Costas but not them.
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Amendola did reference wanting material in Freeh report, and cell phone records of victims, which he didn't get bc it would have taken 3-6mo
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When asked if he now thinks anything could have been done different for #sandusky trial, Amendola said no.
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Amendola said he couldn't read 12kpgs 7 hours of audio, 3400 images. But prosecutor said only 1k was relevant to trial.
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10 Jan Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
No ruling after #sandusky hearing. Joe Amendola testified he was unprepared, but conceded that he could have done nothing differently
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10 Jan Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
Back in Pa. today for #Sandusky first step in appeal. No electronics in courtroom. Just good old fashion pen and paper pic.twitter.com/5dlI0Khg
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« Reply #3008 on: January 16, 2013, 03:17:25 PM »

http://articles.philly.com/2013-01-15/news/36355392_1_sandusky-case-curley-and-schultz-jerry-sandusky
Penn State asks that McQueary’s suit be dismissed
January 15, 2013

Pennsylvania State University on Tuesday denied a defamation and wrongful termination claim made by a former assistant football coach who testified against Jerry Sandusky.

In filings in Centre County court, the university asked a judge to throw out a state whistle-blower lawsuit brought by Mike McQueary, arguing that any damage he endured as a result of his role as a prosecution witness was not caused by Penn State.

So far, McQueary has failed to provide any evidence suggesting Penn State officials publicly questioned his character, wrote university counsel Nancy Conrad.
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« Reply #3009 on: January 16, 2013, 03:28:55 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/15/3465789/penn-state-challenging-mcqueary.html
Penn State challenging McQueary whistleblower suit
January 15, 2013

BELLEFONTE — Penn State is challenging former assistant coach Mike McQueary’s whistleblower lawsuit, and the university filed court papers Tuesday asking the judge to dismiss it with prejudice.

Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad wrote in the suit that McQueary was not defamed when former university President Graham Spanier issued a statement in November 2011 in support of then-administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

Conrad also wrote that McQueary’s claims were not specific enough for a whistleblower suit.
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« Reply #3010 on: January 16, 2013, 03:31:27 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/16/3466478/state-farm-wont-pay-anything-for.html
State Farm won’t pay anything for Jerry Sandusky defense, civil suit claims
January 16, 2013


Read more here: http://WILLIAMSPORT — State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. will not be paying for Jerry Sandusky’s defense or awards from any civil suits arising from his criminal activity.

Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, whose name also is on the homeowners policy, withdrew claims against the insurance company, a court document stated.

The parties entered into a consent decree that U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane signed Tuesday. It eliminates any obligations on the part of State Farm.

State Farm had sought a court declaration that the homeowners policy did not provide coverage for Sandusky’s defense in the criminal case, in which he has been convicted on 45 counts and is serving a prison sentence for 30 to 60 years.

The insurance company also had rejected Sandusky’s claims for payment of his defense in two civil cases filed in Philadelphia.

State Farm contended Sandusky’s homeowner’s policy provided only limited liability coverage and it excluded acts intentionally caused by or the result of any willful or malicious conduct by the policyholder.

While the consent order ends that case, still pending is a similar suit brought by Federal Insurance Co. with which The Second Mile had a policy. Sandusky founded that charity.
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« Reply #3011 on: January 16, 2013, 06:35:03 PM »

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-penn-state-jerry-sandusky-insurance-20130116,0,474312.story
Sandusky to push Second Mile insurer for defense costs
January 16, 2013

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« Reply #3012 on: January 17, 2013, 04:19:53 PM »

I wish this creep would just go away quietly.
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« Reply #3013 on: January 17, 2013, 05:22:49 PM »

I wish this creep would just go away quietly.


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« Reply #3014 on: January 19, 2013, 09:27:14 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/19/3470349/penn-state-trustees-wont-yet-consider.html
Penn State trustees won’t yet consider honoring Joe Paterno
January 19, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK — The two newly elected leaders of Penn State’s board of trustees still think it is not the time to consider honoring former head football coach Joe Paterno.

But some people, such as trustees Anthony Lubrano and Alvin Clemens and Penn State alumni such as Cecelia Masella, disagree.

It’s been almost a year since Paterno died, and many supporters maintain that Paterno’s name continues to be disgraced in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal fallout. Friday’s board of trustees meeting on campus became another forum where Paterno supporters spoke out in defense of the coach.
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Newly elected Vice Chairwoman Stephanie Deviney said the legal issues still outstanding — such as the criminal cases against former university leaders ex-President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and retired administrator Gary Schultz — must be resolved first.

In addition, Paterno’s name was also among a list of deceased notable Penn State alumni and friends honored with a moment of silence to start Friday’s meeting.

The one-year anniversary of Paterno’s death is Tuesday and a vigil is planned for 7 p.m. at the mural on Hiester Street in downtown State College.

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« Reply #3015 on: January 26, 2013, 01:16:17 PM »

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2013/01/victim_6_sues_jerry_sandusky_p.html
Victim 6 sues Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and The Second Mile
January 22, 2013

A young man who testified at the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky last summer is suing him, a charity he started and the university.

The man was called Victim 6 in court papers. He sued today in federal court in Philadelphia, claiming Sandusky’s behavior was “ratified” by The Second Mile charity and Penn State. He’s seeking at least $75,000 in damages.
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Penn State has declined to comment. Messages for a Second Mile official and Sandusky’s civil lawyers haven’t been returned.

Victim 6 testified Sandusky called himself “the Tickle Monster” and grabbed him inside a university shower in 1998. His mother’s complaint triggered a police investigation but no charges.
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« Reply #3016 on: January 26, 2013, 01:18:56 PM »

http://www.wfmz.com/news/Victim-6-sues-Penn-State-Jerry-Sandusky-his-charity/-/121458/18245328/-/qobe3pz/-/index.html
Victim 6 sues Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, his charity
January 23, 2013

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The man, previously described as Victim 6 in court papers, filed the federal lawsuit in Philadelphia as John Doe 6, claiming that Sandusky's behavior was "ratified" by The Second Mile charity and Penn State and that the organizations acted with reckless indifference to his rights. He is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

The lawsuit alleges that Penn State intentionally didn't oversee Sandusky properly and failed to report him to authorities when he was suspected of abusing children, allowing him to commit "his criminally outrageous and depraved acts."

It claims Penn State and The Second Mile "turned a blind eye to Sandusky's sexual exploitation" of children and "fostered a culture and/or code of silence" that kept abuse allegations from being reported.

The lawsuit says Sandusky used The Second Mile, which he founded in the 1970s, as a "'hunting ground' for victims of his perverted desire to sexually abuse minor boys." The charity, in an email from official David Woodle, said it would respond to the lawsuit "through the legal process."
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« Reply #3017 on: January 26, 2013, 01:20:47 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/01/25/3478458/ap-penn-state-says-sandusky-settlements.html
Penn State says Jerry Sandusky settlements appear close
January 25, 2013



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« Reply #3018 on: January 27, 2013, 04:34:08 PM »

http://articles.mcall.com/2013-01-26/sports/mc-franco-harris-penn-state-0126-20130126_1_freeh-report-sandusky-investigation-wake-of-sandusky-case
Negative narrative about Penn State starting to change, Franco Harris says
Franco Harris, others defend Paterno, university in wake of Sandusky case.
January 26, 2013

Franco Harris doesn't believe the NCAA sanctions against Penn State will stand, nor is he convinced that the trials of former Penn State officials will occur. Further, the former Penn State running back said, he sees opinions shifting about his alma mater's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

"The narrative is starting to change," Harris said Friday. "The [grand jury] presentment and the Freeh Report are falling apart. The NCAA [sanctions], that will fall apart. There will be no trials for [Tim] Curley and [Gary] Schultz. There's no case. We're starting to find the truth."

More than 200 turned out Friday in King of Prussia for an event Harris hosted and funded, presenting a defense of Penn State and late football coach Joe Paterno. "Upon Further Review: Penn State One Year Later" offered a critical look at the Sandusky investigation, former FBI Director Louis Freeh's findings and the media's coverage of the entire scandal.

It was the second of three such sessions, and Harris said he hopes to schedule more in the future. The first was held last December in Pittsburgh. Another is scheduled for Saturday night near Washington, D.C.
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-jerry-sandusky-retrial-victims-20130130,0,7747987.story
Jerry Sandusky loses bid for new sex-abuse trial
January 30, 2013

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday rejected a bid for a new trial by Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing young boys.

In a 27-page ruling, Judge John Cleland, who presided over Sandusky’s high-profile trial last year, rejected a bid seeking a new trial on seven grounds, including that the defense wasn’t given enough time to prepare. Sandusky’s lawyer indicated he would appeal to a higher court.

Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison after he was convicted of 45 counts involving the sexual abuse of 10 boys. Sandusky, who was part of Penn State’s football dynasty under the late head coach Joe Paterno, found and groomed his victims through a charity for disadvantaged children that Sandusky had helped start.

The case roiled the Penn State campus and led to the ouster of Paterno and the school’s president. The school is currently targeted in a series of civil cases from some of the victims, who were molested in the showers at the school’s football training facility.

Though the volume of court material was large, Cleland noted, the defense conceded at a recent hearing that it had found no material that would have changed the way it defended Sandusky.

“Counsel conceded, having reviewed the discovery material after the trial, he could find nothing that would have changed his trial strategy if he had had the benefit of it before trial,” Cleland wrote. “There was, in other words, no prejudice to the defendant.”

In all, Cleland rejected seven motions, each arguing a different set of grounds for ordering a new trial. In addition to the lack of preparation time, Sandusky’s appeal also alleged that there were problems with instructions to the jury and with allowing hearsay testimony, among other issues.

But Cleland rejected all of the claims, ruling that Sandusky presented a viable defense.

“I do not think it can be said that either of the defendant's trial counsel failed to test the prosecution's case in a meaningful manner,” Cleland wrote.

“The defendant's attorneys subjected the commonwealth's witnesses to meaningful and effective cross-examination, presented evidence for the defense and presented both a comprehensive opening statement and a clearly developed closing argument.”

Sandusky lawyer Norris Gelman said the decision means the defense will appeal to mid-level Superior Court within the next 30 days.
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