SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail.
Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it violated the U.S. Constitution to convict him under a 2007 law for mishandling a complaint about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in 2001.READ MORE: Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Vaccination
The attorney general’s office wants U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick to do what state courts have done and uphold Spanier’s misdemeanor conviction for child endangerment.READ MORE: Police Investigate Reports Of Verbal Assault In Squirrel Hill
Mehalchick didn’t indicate when she will rule. It’s unclear if she might order a new trial or take some other action.
The 70-year-old Spanier was forced out shortly after Sandusky was arrested in 2011 for child molestation.MORE NEWS: Kids With Disabilities Get Adaptive Bikes
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