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  •  Corbett would have known bec. he was AG (5+ / 0-)

    The buck stops at the AG's office because the AG knows what its investigators and DA's are investigating. He got reports.

    And when he became governor, Corbett approved a $3 million grant to Sandusky's Second Mile "charity."

    Why did he do that?

    from his Wiki bio:

    Corbett was the Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 1997; he was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to fill the unexpired term of Ernie Preate following Preate's indictment. Subsequently he was elected as Attorney General in 2004; he served as Attorney General from 2005 to 2011, winning re-election in 2008.[2]
    Penn State child sex abuse scandal
    Main article: Penn State child sex abuse scandal
    Corbett convened a grand jury in 2009 to investigate longstanding allegations of child sexual abuse by Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.[12] The grand jury uncovered evidence of criminal misconduct, and a 40-count indictment against Sandusky was issued in 2011, ultimately leading to Sandusky's criminal conviction in 2012. Corbett has been criticized for the three year time span between the grand jury investigation and Sandusky's indictment, and for his gubernatorial staff approving a $3 million grant to Sandusky's Second Mile charity for children, which, according to the grand jury findings, served as a repository for potential sex-abuse victims.[13] Former FBI Director Louis Freeh's report on the Penn State scandal did not fault Corbett's handling of the Sandusky case.[14]

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