Charges Expected To be Filed Against Former PSU President
Perjury and Obstruction of Justice charges against former Penn State University President Graham Spanier are expected to be announced today by the State Attorney General office.
Sources close to the investigation say Spanier is expected to be charged in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Spanier, long identified as a target in an investigation of a possible cover-up by university administrators, was forced to resign in the aftermath of Sandusky being charged a year ago.
Spanier maintains he never knew any details about the 2001 incident, and that at the time he was simply given a "heads-up" that others in his administration were dealing with Sandusky for engaging in "horseplay" in the shower.
Former Penn State Vice President for Finance Gary Schultz and Athletics Director Tim Curley, who is on leave but won't have his contract renewed when it ends in June, face a trial in Dauphin County Court on perjury and failure to report charges.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 of 48 child-sex abuse counts and is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence.