Penn State leaders hampered attorney general’s Sandusky investigation, Corbett says

    Gov. Tom Corbett is criticizing Penn State’s administration under former president Graham Spanier for not fully cooperating with state prosecutors investigating former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for crimes related to child sex abuse.

    Emails obtained by the internal investigation into Penn State helped build the probe’s conclusion that there was a cover-up by the university’s most powerful men about allegations against Sandusky.

    But, the governor said, the emails were not obtained by the state attorney general’s investigation, which Corbett led before becoming governor.

    “I am very disappointed in the lack of forthcoming evidence to the subpoena that was given to them by the attorney general’s office,” Corbett said Thursday.

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    Corbett says the change in leadership at Penn State — when Spanier was fired in November — made the difference in how the school assisted former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s investigation.

    Rodney Erickson has been in charge since Freeh was commissioned to conduct an internal inquiry.

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