Penn State’s Ex-President Indicted on 5 Charges in Sandusky Scandal

For more on this story, see this Chronicle article.

[Updated (11/1/2012, 12:50 p.m.) to include details from the attorney general's announcement.]

Graham B. Spanier, the former president of Pennsylvania State University, has been indicted on five charges related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, the state’s attorney general announced at a news conference on Thursday. The charges against the former president, who was forced out last year as news of the scandal unfolded, include one count of perjury, two counts of endangering the welfare of children, and two counts of criminal conspiracy, all third-degree felonies that are each punishable by up to seven years in prison. Prosecutors also added to the criminal charges against Gary C. Schultz and Timothy M. Curley, the Penn State administrators who are awaiting trial in January on perjury charges, according to The Patriot-News. At the news conference, the attorney general, Linda Kelly, called the Penn State officials’ actions a “conspiracy of silence.”

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