PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Report: Sandusky Prosecutor & Former Penn State Lawyer Has Law License Suspended

A former Penn State lawyer and prosecutor in former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation investigation reportedly had his law license suspended Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 5-1 to suspend Frank Fina’s license for one year and one day. The court determined his actions of obtaining grand jury testimony of three Penn State officials were improper.

Joe McGettigan, a lawyer who served as a prosecutor in Sandusky’s 2012 trial and currently represents Fina, said he will attempt to bring the matter to the United States Supreme Court for review.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court also ordered a “public reprimand” of then-Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who was accused of violating professional conduct when she represented the three officials in Sandusky’s trial.

Sandusky was recently denied a reduced sentencing consideration in late January. He was resentenced to a 30-to-60-year prison sentence in November — the same he originally received in 2012.

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse in 2012 and is currently serving his term in a state prison at the State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Matt DiSanto

Matt is a sophomore majoring in journalism and is Onward State's social media manager. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football aficionado, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza. His favorite shows include Community, Seinfeld, and Arrested Development, and he'll probably talk your ear off about them. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ for bad sports takes or email him at [email protected]

Comments

Get notified about breaking news
Loading notification service...
Other posts by Matt

THON Announces 2021 Executive Committee

Although THON 2020 wrapped up just six weeks ago, the organization already has its sights set on its upcoming fundraising year.

Penn State Admissions Extends Decision Date To June 1

Mount Nittany Medical Center Confirms First Hospitalized Coronavirus Patient

A Day At Penn State…At Home

In an attempt to recapture the magic of Happy Valley, one of our staffers set out to recreate her daily routine at Penn State from the comfort of her home.

Full-Day NCAA Wrestling Championships Marathon To Run On ESPNU Saturday

With a lack of sports on TV for the time being, there’s no better time to look back on Penn State wrestling’s decade of dominance.

Send this to a friend