Sunday, November 13, 2011

#Paterno #Sandusky :Meehan Wants Feds To Probe PSU Scandal - Governor Expected To Speak Publicly About Scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Tom Corbett's spokesman says the governor will attend Friday's meeting of the Penn State Board of Trustees and will probably speak publicly about the sex-abuse scandal in the coming days.

Press secretary Kevin Harley said Tuesday that Corbett has so far withheld comment partly because he formerly directed the investigation as the state's attorney general, the job he held before January.

Harley says Corbett is "very much involved" in the Penn State matter this week, but won't divulge discussions with other trustees.

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing eight boys. Two school administrators are charged with lying to a grand jury and not properly reporting the suspected abuse. Lawyers for the three men say they're innocent.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen also reported Tuesday night that Congressman Patrick Meehan says Washington should look into whether Penn State officials violated federal law by not properly reporting sex abuse allegations to authorities, regarding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's conduct with young boys.

Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, is asking the U.S. Department of Education to check it out.