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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:12 PM
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Ex-DA: PSU case referred due to wife's family tie
Source: Boston Globe

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.A former Pennsylvania county prosecutor said Wednesday that he referred an allegation that former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a child to state prosecutors because his wife's brother was Sandusky's adopted son.

Former Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira told The Associated Press that he cited the possible conflict of interest in passing the 2009 report to the state attorney general's office, which at the time was headed by now-Gov. Tom Corbett.

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In an interview Tuesday with the AP, Madeira declined to specify his family tie to Sandusky, but he revealed the connection Wednesday. He said he hasn't spoken to his brother-in-law in years and rarely spoke to Sandusky.

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Madeira's wife, Lisa, also was adopted, but by a different family. Including Madeira's brother-in-law, Sandusky has six adopted children.

Read more: http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/football/articles/2011/11/16/ex_da_case_referred_because_of_indirect_tie/



These are some very important threads to pull on.


Now we learn that Sandusky has six adopted children, one of which is the brother-in-law of the former Centre County, PA prosecutor who passed a 2009 sexual abuse report involving Sandusky up the chain to the office of state Attorney General Tom Corbett.


Or, to put it another way, years ago, a brother and sister were adopted by different families: the little sister is now the wife of this former PA county prosecutor. The little brother was adopted by Jerry Sandusky.


It would be prudent to speak with this little boy, now a young man, who grew up in the home of Jerry Sandusky.



Also referenced in this article is the 1998 investigation into an abuse incident involving Sandusky and an 11-year old boy, in which then-District Attorney Ray Gricar declined to file charges.

Gricar disappeared mysteriously in April 2005; he was declared legally dead this year.




Is Paterno going to walk away with his very generous pension?


And will Penn State steal immunity for the university to avoid accountability?










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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:21 PM
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1. Just wild speculation, but if someone was running illegal gambling
and wanted to ensure that Sandusky's career wasn't derailed, would that be motive to remove a DA?
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:25 PM
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2. Expect to hear this a lot "I don't remember".
Follow the goddamned money...and yes, Paterno will walk.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:26 PM
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3. Jesus, what a tangled web--is everyone in PA interconnected? I thought it was a fairly large and
diverse state?

Paterno gets a huge pension--he already has enough time in to get it.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:31 PM
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4. His adopted children....mostly boys, I wonder?
Damn. Those kids need to be interviewed.
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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:19 PM
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5. Six adopted children, 5 boys and 1 girl
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 04:26 PM by MadrasT
And there is a court order stating that some of the grandchildren aren't allowed to be alone with him... initiated by their mother.

Linky here: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/11/12/111211-news-penn-state-abuse-1-4/">Sandusky kin battle
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:51 PM
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9. Thanks!
Ick :(
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:25 PM
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6. All over the news today in Philly--JoePa sold house to wife for $1. In July. nt
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:31 PM
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7. i'm surprised
that sandusky hasn't done this as well....
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:56 PM
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8. And that ain't "estate planning".
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:56 PM
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10. Doubt it will stand up in court.
Thing is, it's been known for a while that this would hit the fan.

Speculation is that said fan hitting was delayed so Paterno could break some athletic coaching record, which he did.
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