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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release


Contact: Maribeth Roman Schmidt
215/620-4210
mschmidt@ps4rs.org
PENN STATE GRASSROOTS WATCHDOG GROUP PUTS FIELD OF
ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES ON NOTICE TO ADDRESS OPEN
ISSUES
RELATED TO SANDUSKY SCANDAL
February 17, 2016 ---- Pennsylvanians will be electing a new Attorney
General this November. The grassroots watchdog group Penn Staters for
Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS), which organized in the wake of the Jerry
Sandusky scandal, today calls upon each candidate to state his or her
commitment to ferreting out the corruption that has negatively impacted the
Pennsylvania State University.
o Will the candidate conduct a thorough investigation of potential
corruption within Jerry Sanduskys charity, The Second Mile
Foundation (TSM)? Will the candidate explore which TSM
personnel were aware of complaints about Jerry Sanduskys
interactions with children and why these individuals failed to report
their knowledge to authorities? Will the candidate explore
inconsistencies in TSM financial records?
o Will the candidate investigate former state prosecutor Frank Fina for
potential prosecutorial misconduct in connection with the charges
brought against former Penn State administrators Tim Curley, Gary
Schultz and Graham Spanier, including deliberately misleading both
the defendants and a judge with respect to Cynthia Baldwins role?
o Will the candidate acknowledge that the prosecution of the Penn
State administrators depends in clear violation of the U.S.
Constitution on the retroactive application of a law passed years

after the incident, drop the charges, and apologize to the Penn State
community for the damage that the OAGs politically motivated
prosecution has caused?
o Will the candidate direct the Non-Profit Enforcement unit of the
Attorney Generals office to investigate the breach of fiduciary duty
by certain Pennsylvania State University Board trustees which has
cost the University hundreds of millions of dollars in the wake of
the Sandusky indictment?
o Will the candidate investigate certain members of the Penn State
Board of Trustees Special Investigative Task Force, certain members
of the NCAA Executive Committee, NCAA President Mark Emmert
and Louis Freeh for potential criminal conspiracy and fraud?
o Will the candidate continue Attorney General Kanes and Special
Prosecutor Doug Ganslers efforts to root out corruption in the
Commonwealth judiciary, identifying all parties who participated in
inappropriate and prejudicial ex parte communication?
o Will the candidate maintain Attorney General Kanes commitment to
protecting Pennsylvanias children by swiftly bringing child abusers
particularly sexual abusers to justice, unlike previous attorneys
general?
According to PS4RS spokesperson Maribeth Roman Schmidt, the PS4RS
membership of more than 40,000 expects the candidates to reflect carefully
on these issues and to address them in their election platforms, she said.
Our members will be keenly aware of these issues when they enter the
voting booth in November 2016.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS), with more than
40,000 members, was formed to promote positive change within the
University Board of Trustees, demanding transparent, trustworthy leadership.
For further information on PS4RS, please visit www.PS4RS.org, email
ps4rsinfo@ps4rs.org, or go to http://www.facebook.com/PS4RS. Follow PS4RS
on Twitter at @PS4RS.
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