Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Joe McGettigan will work at McAndrews Law Offices.
The high-profile attorney who prosecuted Jerry Sandusky and John DuPont is entering private practice, according to a press release from his new employer, McAndrews Law Office. Joe McGettigan previously worked with the firm's founder, Dennis McAndrews, during the trial of John DuPont, the multimillionaire convicted of murdering an Olympic wrestler in 1996. The Berwyn firm, with offices in Scranton, Wyomissing, Wilmington and Washington D.C, laid out the McGettigan's role in the company: In addition to prosecuting major cases, he also spent a year working in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, helping to restore the country's criminal justice system: The Philadelphia Inquirer has a photo of McGettigan. The full press release from the firm is below: …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Jerry Sandusky's attorney says his client will appeal the case, claims Sandusky's right to due process was violated.
Jerry Sandusky, 68, the former Penn State assistant football coach, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison today for sexually abusing 10 boys. According to reports, Sandusky, wearing a red jumpsuit, gave an 18-minute “rambling” statement in court proclaiming his innocence. Legal analyst Wes Oliver on NBC 10 said the statement was "emotionally unstable" and “bizarre.” In the closed proceedings at the Centre County Courthouse, Judge John M. Cleland first heard arguments from prosecutors, then the defense, then victims – with Sandusky getting the last word before the sentence was given. Cleland gave him 30 to 60 years, saying to Sandusky, "for the rest of your life," according to NBC10. Is the sentence too harsh? Too lenient, or just right…
Jerry Sandusky, convicted of child sexual abuse, reads a statement for Penn State radio Monday saying he is innocent of the 'disgusting acts.' He will be sentenced today.
On Monday, Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach found guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys, said he was innocent. In a taped statement from jail, Sandusky, 68, said he lost his fight against a “well-orchestrated” conspiracy of accusers including “the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers.” His nearly three-minute statement was aired on Penn State’s student-run station, ComRadio. Sandusky’s attorney’s confirmed the statement was from Sandusky. "They can take away my life. They can make me out as a monster. They can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," he said. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts." Sandusky …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A Pennsylvania native and beauty queen has something to say to Jerry Sandusky.
Katlyn Lewicke is a Pennsylvania native, Smith College graduate, Connecticut beauty queen and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Miss Greater Rockville (Connecticut), Lewicke is an active volunteer with a number of CSA-related organizations and has assisted on related research and administrative initiatives. Like millions of others, she angered at the Penn State sexual abuse revelations, as well as moved by the plight of Jerry Sandusky's victims. Lewicke sat down on Friday with Vernon, CT Patch to record an open message to former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on 45 counts against him. Sandusky, 68, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9 in Centre County. He faces up to 442 years in prison.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Paterno loses all-time wins record; Nittany Lions banned from postseason for four years; school fined $60 million, to be put into a fund to help child abuse victims.
Monday, July 23, 2012
NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State’s football program today, handing down some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history. While the Nittany Lions did not get the death penalty, The Sporting News reports that it may take decades for the college and its football program to recover. The sanctions: Penn State has agreed not to appeal the sanctions, which were handed down less than two weeks after former FBI Director Louis Freeh submitted a 267-page report condemning the role of university officials in concealing the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last month. The $60 million fine will be paid over the next five years into a special endowment …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
According to an investigation into Penn State's connection to child abuse, '...Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.'
Former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his report investigating Penn State's invlovement in Jerry Sandusky's recent child sex scandal, saying that the "most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State." Does this report's findings change your opinion of Penn State and how it handled Sandusky? Tell us in the comments. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," Freeh said in a statement on Thursday. "Messrs. [University Presdient Graham] Spanier, [University Vice President Gary] Schultz, [head football coach Joe] Paterno and [Athletic Director Tim] …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jerry Sandusky probably will spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
Disgraced ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse Friday night, resulting in an effective life sentence for the 68-year-old. The guilty verdicts include 25 felony counts. Combined, Sandusky could be sentenced to 442 years in prison. Dressed in a brown sports coat, Sandusky immediately was taken into custody and led from the courthouse in handcuffs. The jury—which included many people with close ties to Penn State—deliberated for only 20 hours on 48 charges against Sandusky. The two-week trial featured damning testimony against Sandusky, who was accused of performing anal and oral sex on boys as young as 8. Despite the lack of physical evidence and the time lapse since the sex abuse, …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The news broke late Friday night,Jerry Sandusky probably will spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011