Two ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

Attorney talks on former Penn State University president Spanier, trial begins tomorrow

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is getting ready for trial in Harrisburg.

The proceedings will begin this morning with jury selection.

Graham Spanier is facing felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy stemming from the 2011 Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Recently, former University Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges. The newspaper reported Penn State Trustee Al Lord saying Spanier told him he would "rather go to jail for telling the truth than admit to a lie and say I did something I didn't do".

Spanier was forced out shortly after longtime assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in 2011. Paterno died of lung cancer in 2012.

Prosecutors say Spanier and two of his former top lieutenants dealt with complaints about Sandusky more than 15 years ago.

More news: Every 45 minutes, a child is poisoned by opioids as epidemic grows

During Spanier's trial, prosecutors are expected to bring up emails from 2001 that show the administrators considered going to police to report what former assistant football coach Mike McQueary saw. He had been the first school official to hear McQueary's account of the shower incident.

"The only downside for us is if the message isn't "heard" and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it", Spanier replied.

Originally listed as co-conspirators with Spanier, Curley and Schultz are now expected to testify against their former colleague, according to a witness list announced during the jury selection process. He called the plan "humane and a reasonable way to proceed". It's not known how long that will take or whether the trial itself will get underway today.

As a result, a Pennsylvania appeals court threw out numerous more serious charges against the three a year ago, and more recently the trial judge pared the case back even more.

It's not clear whether they will testify this week, as prosecutors and Spanier's lawyers have declined to comment, citing an order from the judge.

Related News:



Most liked

At least two die in Mogadishu auto bomb
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, and it was not clear whether the hotel was the actual target. The insurgents were also increasing their use of large truck bombs, he said.

Kickapoo's Jared Ridder named Gatorade Player of the Year
Cartwright averaged 21 points per game this season and helped the Knights win their first Class AA championship since 2012. Gatorade announced Monday morning that Hollingsworth has been named Gatorade Kentucky Boys Basketball Player of the Year .

Stocks Alert: eBay Inc. (EBAY), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.75, according to consensus of 14 analysts. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) current ratio calculated as 1.60, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%.

A new Chuck Berry album is coming soon
Tim Riley , professor of journalism at Emerson College , Boston-based music critic, and author of " Lennon: Man, Myth, Music ". Goode ", Berry hit the Top 10 in 1955 with " Maybellene " and went on to influence generations of musicians.

Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations
Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Gastar Exploration Inc.as $18.78 Million in the Current Quarter. Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST) rose 3.91% or 0.07 points on Friday and made its way into the gainers of the day.

United States dollar slips, euro rises after ECB's Draghi speaks
At Thursday's meeting, the ECB kept its rate on bank overnight deposits, which is now its primary interest rate tool, at -0.40 per cent.

First Autistic Muppet to debut next month on "Sesame Street"
Jeanette Betancourt , senior vice president of USA social impact at the nonprofit Sesame Workshop , said in a statement . But the inclusion of Julia on the live-action show is important-so much so that she's making headlines around the world.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) has Current Market Capitalizaion of $534 Million
The best target price is $45 though the lowest target is $12.5. (JUNO) to Neutral by settling a price target of $24 on 2/01/17. It is the known average of the actual calls, that is strong buy, hold, sell etc. made by the brokerages for any given stock.

Barkley Regional Airport Could Face Changes Under Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts
The EAS program is in place at airports in Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic and Houghton Counties. Travelers would have to drive to Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville or Atlanta.

Apple iPhone SE reportedly getting a big price cut in India
That is, you have to pay Rs 24,999 for the 16GB model, and once the cash back is offered, the net price comes down to Rs 19,999. One cannot get this cash back offer for EMI-based transactions and only one iPhone can be bought per card under this offer.

Federal Bureau of Investigation head says no evidence of Trump wiretap claim
A few days after saying Clinton's emails were being investigated, the FBI cleared her of doing anything unethical. Comey said the Department of Justice as a whole also had no evidence that Trump Tower had been wiretapped .

Family members: 10-year-old boy fatally shot at Newark home
The death marked the city's fourth fatal shooting this week, according to authorities. Prosecutors haven't filed charges in connection with the shooting.

Rig count hangover bruises crude oil prices
"But the magnitude of the improvement was really not known", said one Gulf delegate, as quoted by the Financial Times. OPEC members actually exceeded their targeted cuts, partially offsetting a 64% compliance rate among non-members.

4 takeaways from Day 1 of Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings
Questions have to be pointed and require answers that don't fall into the category of cases or issues the Court may decide. Questioning will begin on Tuesday, and votes in committee and on the Senate floor are expected early next month.

Angry mob pelts stones, set police vehicles ablaze
They allegedly set afire some police vehicles and also vandalised the police station in the wee hours today, he said. TOI report revealed that stone pelting at two other police vehicles was also reported from the spot.