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Graham Spanier Possibly Facing Charges, According to Report

by on November 01, 2012 8:43 AM

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is expected to be charged in connection with his involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Attorney General's Office said they could not confirm the report but said a press conference will be held in Harrisburg at noon to announce the information. 

According to the report, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly will be indicting Spanier on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The source who spoke to the Post-Gazette asked to remain anonymous. 

Spanier was forced to resign as university president in November 2011, just days after the grand jury indictment that levied child sexual abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky was made public. Spanier has said publicly that he never knew of any incidents or complaints involving Sandusky or of any wrongdoing by former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. 

Curley and Schultz face charges of felony perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury and a summary charge of failure to report. They have asked for their Jan. 7 trial to be delayed. 

Sandusky, 68, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison on Oct. 9. He was transported to SCI Greene on Wednesday, a maximum security prison where he will serve out his sentence in a single cell under protective custody. 

A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office said the press conference will be broadcast live at noon on Thursday.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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