Monday, February 11, 2019

Penn State Cover Up Ends With Leak Of Louis Freeh's Top-Secret Report Card; He Flunked And Penn State Wants Their $8.3 Million Back

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

WJAC-TV reporter Gary Sinderson went on the air in Johnstown tonight with a big scoop: somebody leaked the confidential internal review of the Louis Freeh Report on Penn State.

The internal review, compiled over two years by seven minority members of the Penn State Board of Trustees, gave the former FBI director a failing grade for his supposedly independent investigation. The internal review found that Freeh's investigation wasn't so independent after all; it was also tainted by bias, factual mistakes, and faulty opinions dressed up as facts. The trustees also ripped the Freeh Report for its "flawed methodology & conclusions," as well as Louis Freeh himself, for not disclosing a personal conflict of interest.

The internal review, the preliminary contents of which were posted on Big Trial last June, had been the subject of a nine-month cover up by the majority of the board of trustees at Penn State, led by PSU board president Mark Dambly. He's a shady character who in his younger days got mixed up in a multimillion dollar cocaine ring but beat the rap by wearing a wire. Under Dambly's "leadership," the Penn State trustees have been ardently stonewalling, refusing to release the final version of the internal review of the Freeh Report, so they can continue to cover up their own corruption and failures.

"It's a document Penn State doesn't want you to see,"the WJAC anchorman told his audience before introducing Sinderson. "Penn State has kept it under wraps," Sinderson agreed. Then, to officially end the cover up, WJAC-TV promptly posted the entire 113-page report online.

The Freeh Report was supposed to be an independent investigation into what happened at Penn State. But, the seven trustees wrote, "the NCAA was closely involved with the Freeh investigation; the NCAA knew that their own rules prevented them from punishing Penn State, and the NCAA decided to punish Penn State in order to enhance its own reputation."

The NCAA used the Freeh Report to justify draconian sanctions against Penn State, including a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl game ban, the loss of 40 athletic scholarships, and the vacating of 111 Joe Paterno wins.

In their report, the seven trustees note that an independent federal investigation done by former NCIS Special Agent John Snedden, another Big Trial scoop, came to the opposite conclusion that Freeh did, that there was no official cover up at Penn State.

Why did Snedden come to that conclusion? Because during a six-month confidential investigation done on the Penn State campus back in 2012, an investigation that was subsequently revealed in 2017, Snedden determined that Mike McQueary's story about witnessing Jerry Sandusky allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy in the showers, made no sense, and that McQueary wasn't a credible witness.

Another big fact that supports Snedden's conclusion: after two decades, no alleged victim of the shower rape has ever come forward, despite an avalanche of publicity and the certainty of a multimillion dollar payout from the overly generous trustees at Penn State. The identity of the victim, the prosecutors claimed at trial, was "known only to God."

Without a victim and a credible witness the infamous rape in the showers never happened. It's the work of fiction writers in the attorney general's office who, according to McQueary himself, "twisted" his words about "whatever it was" he actually saw in the shower. Even McQueary doesn't know what he saw nearly 20 years ago.

In their review of the Freeh Report, the seven trustees, who pored over thousands of pages of confidential documents, came to the same conclusion that Snedden did, that there was no official cover up at Penn State.

"We found no support for the Freeh Report's conclusion that Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley or Gary Schultz knew that Sandusky had harmed children," the trustees wrote.

"We found no support for the Freeh Report's conclusion that Penn State's culture was responsible for allowing Sandusky to harm children." The trustees also concluded that the alleged "independence of the Freeh Report appears to have been fatally compromised by Louis Freeh's collaboration with three interested parties -- the NCAA, Governor [Tom] Corbett and his Office of Attorney General, and members of the Penn State Board of Trustees."

"The NCAA, Governor Corbett, and the Penn State Board of Trustees appear to have had their own conflicts of interest that influenced the unsupported conclusions of the Freeh Report," the trustees wrote. They also ripped Freeh for his having his own undisclosed conflict of interest, namely a stated desire to use the Penn State investigation as a step ladder on his way to becoming the "go-to investigators" for the scandal-plagued NCAA.

The Freeh Report, the trustees found, was "rife with investigative and reporting flaws." Freeh's investigators were biased, used "unreliable methods of conducting and analyzing interviews, [and] failed to interview most of the individuals with direct knowledge of the events under investigation." Such as Joe Paterno, Sandusky, McQueary, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

Freeh also supplied "motivations and casual factors supported only by speculation and conjecture,"the trustees wrote. They accused Freeh of cherry-picking facts and "withholding the vast majority of investigative findings, which were contrary to the report's conclusions."

The trustees also concluded that Freeh failed in is obligation to conduct an "independent and comprehensive investigation;" they formally repudiated Freeh's conclusions as "unsupported by the investigative data."

The Freeh Report, the seven trustees concluded, has caused "grievous harm to the university," "profound repetitional damage," and has cost the university to date more than $300 million.
The trustees have publicly suggested that the university cut its losses by going after Freeh to recoup the $8.3 million paid to him.

The seven trustees also found that the full Penn State Board of Trustees breached their fiduciary duty "resulting in harm to the university" by "failing to formally review or evaluate the Freeh Report," and failing to vote to either accept or reject it.

Now that's pure cowardice. But it's only the start of the problems.

The trustees, as Big Trial reported, also failed in their fiduciary duty to vet the stories told by 36 alleged victims, who were paid a total of $118 million, an average of $3.3 million each, without the university asking any questions.

No depositions by lawyers, no personal interviews with psychiatrists or trained investigators, no lie detector tests. Almost all of the alleged victims in the case didn't even have to publicly state their real names. How's that for easy money?

The seven trustees who wrote their internal review also ripped Freeh for faulty methadology.

When Freeh interviewed more than 400 witnesses, the trustees found, the interviews weren't tape-recorded, or authenticated by the witnesses. In addition, multiple witnesses complained of "coercive tactics" employed by Freeh's investigators, the trustees wrote.

Freeh's investigators shouted at and insulted witnesses. They also demanded specific information such as, "Tell me that Joe Paterno knew Sandusky was abusing kids." One witness stated he was fired for not telling Freeh's investigators the story they were demanding.

Freeh's investigators were also routinely talking to prosecutors in the attorney general's office such as Frank Fina, whose brazen leaking of grand jury secrets was another story broken by Big Trial. According to the seven trustees at Penn State, Fina was routinely supplying Freeh's investigators with secret grand jury transcripts.

And Anthony Sassano, the AG's lead investigator, was supplying Freeh with documents obtained from Sandusky's house through search warrants. As well as an AG interview with the son of a Penn State trustee who supposedly could provide information about "Sandusky showering with boys."

It was a real "cozy relationship" between Freeh's investigators and the state attorney general's office, the trustees charge, a relationship that tainted both probes since Freeh and his team were not authorized to be privy to any grand jury secrets.

Last year, I actually got a chance to ask Louis Freeh, through a spokesperson, to explain how he was authorized to access grand jury secrets. In a telling exchange, he declined comment.

But Freeh was clearly playing follow the leader.

Early on in his probe, in February 2012, Freeh emailed his team saying, "We should try to make sure the [grand jury] is not onto something new . . . which totally 'scoops' us."

Meanwhile, Freeh allegedly was also taking direction in his investigation from certain Penn State trustees such as Keith Masser, the vice chair. Masser told the Associated Press, before any investigation had been conducted, that he was convinced that there had been an official cover up at Penn State. The same conclusion was subsequently reached by Freeh, at the direction of trustees like Masser, the internal review stated.

Ken Frazier, the chairman of the Penn State board of trustees, also sent Freeh an ESPN story which claimed that Sandusky wasn't stopped earlier "because no one dared challenge the power of Penn State and Paterno, no one dared challenge the legacy of the football powerhouse and the great man himself."

"I happened to find this ESPN piece by Howard Bryant well written and well reasoned," Frazier wrote Freeh. "It focuses on the larger lessons to be learned  from excessive respect for 'icons' [Coach Paterno and PS football.]"

Freeh dutifully sent along the story to his underlings, adding in an email and adding that "many people" were expecting his investigation to explain why the failure to report sex abuse at Penn State was because of "the desire to protect Paterno and the [football] program."

That opinion found its way into the Freeh Report, even though in an internal email, Freeh told one of his investigators that the allegation that Penn State was out to protect Paterno and the football team was "never really articulated in any evidence I have seen."

But Freeh wasn't going to let the facts get in the way of a good story.

In his report, Freeh wrote that Sandusky was allowed to continue abusing children because of Penn Sate's "culture of reverence for the football program." Instead of searching for facts, the Freeh Report became an echo chamber for the prejudices of certain trustees, and the media-driven narrative on the evils of Paterno and his highly-successful football program.

"Our university paid $8.3 million for an 'independent investigation' that was neither independent nor a fair and though investigation," the trustees concluded.

It was the end of a long journey for the seven minority trustees, who had to go to court in 2015 to sue their own university to gain access to the so-called "source materials" for the Freeh Report. Along the way, the trustees had to spend about $500,000 of their own money before a judge in 2016 approved reimbursement.

The trustees were granted access to review the so-called source materials that are still under a confidentiality seal from a Common Pleas Court judge. But as somebody who's read hundreds of pages of that stuff, there's nothing in there that should be marked confidential.

All of it should be revealed to the public, which has lingering and well-placed doubts about what happened at Penn State. The only people with a motive to continue the cover up are people who are trying to cover up proof of their own incompetence, breach of duties, and stunning ineptitude.

The fallout from the internal review: the official narrative of the Penn State scandal is a house of cards in the process of tumbling down.

To be fair, the internal report on Freeh didn't go far enough. It doesn't state an opinion on whether Sandusky is guilty or innocent, or whether he was railroaded, and deserves a new trial because of a botched prosecution, official conflicts of interest, the interference of politics in the criminal investigation, and pervasive media malpractice. Even though the internal review extensively quotes two of Big Trial's blog posts on former NCIS Special Agent John Snedden, and his finding of no cover up at Penn State, the internal reviews doesn't consider the implications of Snedden's other main conclusion -- that the whole rape in the showers story, as told by Mike McQueary doesn't make sense, and didn't really happen.

But the internal review on Freeh does detail so many official conflicts of interest, so much political corruption and collusion -- on the part of the NCAA, Corbett, Louis Freeh, the Penn State board of trustees and the attorney general's office --  that any fair-minded reader would have to conclude that the whole swamp at Penn State is tainted and corrupted, and we can't trust anything they told us.

What's needed now, as Snedden has repeatedly said, is the appointment of an independent federal prosecutor and a legitimate federal investigation to find out what really happened at Penn State.

But make no mistake, in a case dominated by willful leaks from the prosecution, the reform trustees have just struck back, presumably, with a big leak of their own.

It's devastating. And WJAC-TV wasn't the only beneficiary.

After nine months of stonewalling, the internal review on Louis Freeh allegedly has been mailed out to several parties. Rumor has it that even the sleepy Philadelphia Inquirer has a copy and may even write about it some day.

Or maybe not.

Sorry, but it's hard to trust that newspaper, especially when it comes to sex abuse. Big Trial has spent the past eight years unraveling a parallel sex scandal in the Philadelphia archdiocese. A scandal where a former altar boy claimed at 10 and 11 years old that he was repeatedly raped by two priests and a Catholic schoolteacher. They all went to jail in the prosecutorial crusade led by former D.A. and future criminal Rufus Seth Williams. As did Msgr. William J. Lynn, the first Catholic administrator in the country to be jailed in the nation's Catholic clergy sex scandals, not for touching a child, but for failing to adequately supervise an abusive priest.

The two Pennsylvania sex scandals both began in 2011 with grand jury reports that turned out to be works of fiction. The win scandals have amazing parallels -- Sandusky was convicted the same day as Msgr. Lynn, in two bombshells broadcast simultaneously that day on the Inquirer's front page.

Freeh's investigators also saw the twin scandals as similar in nature. In an email to Freeh, Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI agent who became one of Freeh's co-leaders of his investigation on Penn State, wrote, "Louie: Just wanted to reach out to you in the event that any of my experiences with the Catholic Bishops Conference would be of use to your team."

McChesney served as the executive director of the office of child and youth protection of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference. She was also the editor of "Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2003-2012."

"Good luck with your investigation," McChesney wrote Freeh. "Too many sad parallels between this case and the Church."

Freeh responded by telling his staff in an email that McChesney's experience in investigating the church would come in handy at Penn State because "the church has an insularity similar to what we are seeing" at Penn State.

"It is important to note that before the investigation had begun, Freeh investigators were making assumptions about an insular culture at Penn State and making connections with the Catholic Church cover up of pedophile priests," the seven trustees note in their report.

How about that for bias and preconceived notions?

But, as Big Trial has revealed time and time again on this blog, as well as documented in two cover stories for Newsweek, the former altar boy who was at the center of the Philadelphia sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church -- Danny Gallagher AKA "Billy Doe" -- turned out to be a junkie hustler and conman who made the whole story up.

As Seth Williams' former lead detective, Joe Walsh, has come forward to document, the entire Philadelphia prosecution of the church was a knowing fraud. And Gallagher was a complete liar that Detective Walsh caught in one lie after another, until Gallagher finally admitted to the detective that he made up the whole story.

And what was the Inky's response, at the paper where they have cranked out more than 60 pro-prosecution stories and editorials always presenting Billy Doe as a legitimate victim of sex abuse -- they have never outed Gallagher or wrote one story exposing him for the fraud he is.

Even after the D.A.'s office let the Catholic schoolteacher, a convicted child rapist, out of jail nearly a dozen years early, because of Walsh's testimony about prosecutorial misconduct. How often does that happen?

As I said before, it's hard to trust that newspaper; especially when it comes to sex abuse. With the Inky that topic is always black and white. The victims are anonymous and always 100 percent pure. And the perps, who are hung in the public square, are always 100 percent guilty.

The deeper problem at the Inky is that the newspaper has always been pro-prosecution. At the moment, too many Inky reporters are tied up tied up handling all the latest prosecution leaks in the newest federal corruption case against Philadelphia labor leader "Johnny Doc" Dougherty.

The idea, of course, is convict Johnny Doc in the court of public opinion before he ever goes to trial, and taint yet another jury pool.

It's just the kind of thing that the prosecutors at Penn Stated used to love to do, leak, leak, leak. Especially through a certain friendly and cooperative 23-year-old reporter at the Patriot-News who wound up with a Pulitzer for essentially being a dupe for a completely phony story line.

Maybe it's time to give that Pulitzer back. Because at Penn State, the prosecutors -- as well as their accomplices in the media -- not only blew the big story but also the case.

Ray Blehar: Louis Freeh's Desperate Arguments.
And a full point by point rebuttal on Fresh's statements, including a defense of Big Trial.

36 comments:

  1. link to the report does not work.

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  2. Thanks for reporting on this. I doubt it will get much coverage given how the news media is mostly in the pocket of the PA OAG.

    I can see why PSU was so eager to settle in the lawsuits brought by Sandusky's alleged victims who got court access to the Freeh documents. The Trustees wanted to cover up all this dirt on the Freeh Report not just pay off a victim.

    The link to the actual report did not work for me but I found it via the Sinderson article.

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  3. You'd think the way the trustees liberally quoted from Big Trial they could have sent me my own personal copy of the Freeh Report Card.

    Ingrates.

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  4. When I read this article, I did a GoogleNews search on Freeh Report and found the Sinderson article.

    https://local21news.com/news/local/new-report-says-freeh-report-flawed

    About an hour later I repeated the search and the Sinderson article did not appear. Is this part of the PSU coverup of the Freeh Report?

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    1. Anything can happen in Pennsylvania, a state where prosecutors put out fictionalized grand jury reports that call for the indictment, arrest and jailing of innocent citizens.

      And the reporters go along with it, and the judges circle the wagons.

      But I've got the right link up.

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  5. I think that by now you can divine a name other than the "Penn State Sex Scandal" for this atrocity and bundle the articles on the Home Page. It has now become an epic Shakespearean Tragedy with lies, deception, extortion, fraud, betrayal, and suborned perjury. Fortunately, there has not been a murder. Joe Paterno's quip about an epic battle may have been a prophesy. When this fiasco is over, there will be so many bodies littering the battlefield that nobody will know who won.

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  6. Whatever happened to Spanier's defamation suit against Freeh? Meanwhile Sandusky sits in jail. What a system!

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    1. If Spanier's conviction is overturned, his libel case against Freeh comes back to life. Look out Louie.

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    2. The material in this report might provide Spanier with evidence for some other lawsuit or appeal. It looks like there was a conspiracy among Freeh, some trustees, some in the PA OAG and NCAA officials to railroad Spanier, Curley and Schultz.

      If a PA DA, Governor Wolf or the feds started an investigation, Freeh and the PA OAG could be looking at charges of conspiracy, leaking of grand jury evidence, perjury, etc. It's similar, only far worse than what Kane went to prison for. Kane's alleged leaking of grand jury evidence did not result in anyone being wrongly convicted.

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    3. Freeh used the Janitor Hoax to justify his conclusions about PSU culture. A total fraud perpetrated by Frank (The Rat) Fina to paint a picture of a little boy pinned against a wall. Freeh has lost his mind, if he ever had one!

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  7. We need to get out of Pennsylvania, and its circle-the-wagons justice.

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  8. Amazing work Ralph - you actually got philly.com of their keister and they actually have an article on this now

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    1. The Philly.com report also included Freeh's Feb. 6 rebuttal to the alumni trustee's report. Must be nice to get a chance to rebut a report before it is made public. Too bad those defamed by the Freeh Report never got that chance. You can see whose pocket Philly.com is in.

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  9. I can't believe we lit a fire under them, and actually got them to write anything.

    Maybe for their next trick they'll finally get around to telling their readers that Billy Doe was a fraud.

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    1. Or their involvement in the Philadelphia Traffic Court case. Information for the Supreme Courts eyes only that appeared as front page news just weeks later and the FBI agents lies at trial that were never reported to the public.

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    2. Ralph - not going to happen. Have sent numerous emails to Inquirer reporters right after one of the Catholic Church stories no response. Even emailed the AGs office about investigating the prosecutorial misconduct; told them look at this site; case is all spelled out for them - no response there either.

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  10. I just read the Snyder story. She sure gave Louis Freeh and Mark Dambly plenty of space to air their views. But she never got around to talking about the contemporaneous federal investigation conducted by John Snedden.

    I guess it doesn't fit the narrative. Honestly, what a lame effort that falls under the heading, Cover Your Ass.

    Pathetic. No wonder the mainstream media is dying.

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  11. Fina is the one left for balls twisting inquisition and could end up disbarred from the practice of law. The two administrators served short penalty killing sentences in the penalty box for something they didn't even do. No wonder Freeh sold his law firm to a Philadelphia powerhouse law firm and took a job there to CYA. The NCAA doesn't seem too anxious to punish Michigan for what a doctor did to 200 gymnastics women.Such hypocrisy shown by men pretending to be prosecutors but were more apt to bully than get to find the truth.

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    1. I doubt anyone will pursue Frank Fina over his leaking grand jury evidence to Freeh.

      In the Spanier case, Fina and Cynthia Baldwin were cleared in an advisory opinion by a 3-lawyer panel of the state disciplinary board back on Dec. 31, 2018 and Oct., respectively. It seems doubtful either will face any punishment when the 13-member disciplinary board considers the cases. They will probably just accept the advisory opinions.

      https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-nws-penn-state-frank-fina-panel-20181231-story.html

      When you're a former state supreme court justice and former OAG prosecutor, you are apparently above the law in PA. I never did hear if Baldwin ever paid a settlement for killing a man in a 2016 traffic accident. She did get 3 traffic citations for that man's death.

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    2. Her daughter was also involved in a fatal traffic accident, and the case mysteriously disappeared!

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  12. Inquirer columnist Joe DiStefano here. Not everyone at 801 Market is a prosecution megaphone. See mine on:

    1) Johnny Doc indictments and who gains https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.philly.com/business/john-dougherty-electricians-kenney-comcast-george-norcross-20190204.html%3foutputType=amp

    2) AG Shapiro’s report on old Catholic Church rape and molestation cases and his push to help plaintiff lawyers sue https://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/shapiro-chaput-catholic-settlement-fund-abuse-20181116.html?outputType=amp

    3) Ties Penn State failed to disclose between Freeh, Penn State, MBNA and Second Mile https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/Penn-State-investigator-was-exec-at-firm-with-PSU-ties.html%3foutputType=amp

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  13. This comment was posted by Inquirer columnist Joe DiStefano:

    Inquirer columnist Joe DiStefano here. Not everyone at 801 Market is a prosecution megaphone. See mine on:

    1) Johnny Doc indictments and who gains https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.philly.com/business/john-dougherty-electricians-kenney-comcast-george-norcross-20190204.html%3foutputType=amp

    2) AG Shapiro’s report on old Catholic Church rape and molestation cases and his push to help plaintiff lawyers sue https://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/shapiro-chaput-catholic-settlement-fund-abuse-20181116.html?outputType=amp

    3) Ties Penn State failed to disclose between Freeh, Penn State, MBNA and Second Mile https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/Penn-State-investigator-was-exec-at-firm-with-PSU-ties.html%3foutputType=amp

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    Posted by Joe DiStefano to Big Trial | Philadelphia Trial Blog at February 13, 2019 at 7:51 AM

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  14. Joe, I salute your independence. Can't be easy at the social justice newspaper by and for liberal Democrats.

    However, your newspaper has demonstrated time and time again that they are completely in the bag for the prosecutors in every recent corruption case in memory.

    I wrote a whole book about it: Target: The Senator, A Story About Power And Abuse of Power.

    Did you read the chapter, Trading Places, that delves into the prejudices of the newsroom, and how they gave Eddie Rendell a pass at every turn, while turning the dogs on Fumo every chance they got?

    What about the Billy Doe case that turned out to be an entire fraud?

    What about Sue Snyder's Penn State story, and her continuing to do the work of the prosecutors and Louie Freeh and the trustees by allowing them to circle the wagons and attempt to defend their now exposed corruption?

    But I'm glad to see there's at least one man with integrity left at the Inky.

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    1. The Sue Synder story was terrible journalism because it didn't cover much of the new evidence uncovered by the Alumni Trustees report. A journalist should inform her readers about what is new. She was too busy defending Freeh and trying to undercut the new report's evidence.

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    2. Couldn't agree with you more, Tim. Well said. Prosecutors don't need PR flaks when the Inky's reporters are available. The idea that she would give a platform for Dambly and Freeh to defend the indefensible is not just incompetent journalism, it's biased journalism that's guilty of corrupting the truth.

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  15. I personally know Joe to be a great guy and great reporter.

    Nothing personal here.

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    1. Bless you, Ralph, and all the Ciprianos, and your Lebanese cousins, too

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    2. Being that the "victim's" stories in the Sandusky case had more gaping holes than the surface of Yucca Flats, I am rather curious as to why journalists never smelled a rat. A child of 12 could have deduced that the stories were total fabrications. I'll give you some homework: I posit that "nobody is above the law" Josh Shapiro suborned perjury during Spanier's trial by having victim 5 testify that he was abused in the Lashe Building in September. The theatrics of his testimony aside, he might as well have testified that he was abused in Fort Knox, as that would have been as difficult to get into as the Lashe building during pre-season practice. V5 is a known criminal, and his story changed multiple times. Put on your gum shoes and do some investigation! Also look into why Merke got off so easy with their Vioxx settlement with the OAG while Merke CEO Kenneth Frazier was doing their bidding as chairman of the Special Investigative Committee. Maybe you can also tell us why Abrahams dropped her investigation of the Second Mile.

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    3. Exactly. This is like unraveling the Billy Doe story, which made no sense. At Penn State, we had a conga line of Billy Does. None of the stories make any sense, and they changed constantly, but when we have an irresponsible media whipping everyone into hysteria, common sense goes out the window.

      In response, the villagers pick up their torches and pitchforks and go out after the monster. Only in this case the guys at the head of the mob were prosecutors, cops, therapists, a governor, and a bunch of moronic reporters who failed to do their journalistic duty, namely hold everyone accountable.

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    4. Ralph, what is your critique of the 60 Minutes Hit Piece with the absurd interview with Former Acting FBI Director McCabe.

      The lying weasel who now is hawking a Book like a Kardashian Hooker. How can Freeh and Mueller not be associated with the gross tools and methods which are now exposed as textbook techniques that have long been applied.

      He has continued the Tradition which made The Washington Post an Historical Benchmark for allowing a high ranking disgruntled FBI employee to collaborate with dishonest supposed journalists to sabotage a President.

      If so called Journalists were not rewarded by their corrupt Editors and Employers we might have a chance for truth to be disseminated.
      It's pretty sad that Bezos attempted to buy AMI, owner of the National Enquirer, as part of a cover-up and then pleads that he was being extorted.
      Let's see if the Hi-Tech Lynch Mob that is fueled by the Corrupt Mob Boss Bezos will not 1st be broken up and then be charged and convicted for crimes which abrogate the 1st Amendment they swear to protect.

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  16. Does a transcript of Spanier's trial exist? Based on a news report I read during that trial, Kajak directly contradicted his testimony from the Sandusky trial. I just want to confirm.

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    1. glennakerker@yahoo.comFebruary 16, 2019 at 12:08 AM

      Go to http://centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=506 for the transcript...under Sandusky look under 9/12 for the true dope. Kajak is a deluded liar.

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  17. Since major media is not going to walk back the reporting on this mess, have you considered a podcast series?

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  18. Amazingly, Andrew Shubin goes without mention in any of this. He was the key "man" in witness grooming and knowingly representing clients he knew were FOS. Nor does the corrupt Second Mile board get enough credit. The board in early 2004 essentially was the lynch pin for wanting Sandusky gone from the scene so they could twist the books for their personal gain. And, of course, there is one character who is at the head of the snake, and not so surprisingly covered his tail through intimidation and other unseemly acts -- even when on the BOT. Someone that could put the fear into even honest Philly reporters. Accum's razor is the best way to approach it. It started with local greed, was covered by state-centered power brokers and ultimately ended with a massive cluster f**k that engaged willing accomplices from far and wide. Now...whatever happened to Ray Gricar?

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    1. Ray Gricar is 6 feet under the turf in Black Moshanan Forest..A victim of an inside hit job by the Jersey Mob. Someone he knew lured him away. Either that, or he is gathering intelligence for the CIA in Prague.

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