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AG Kathleen Kane picks lead investigator into handling of Sandusky case

Written by Tim Lambert | Feb 4, 2013 1:59 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has appointed the man who will lead her office's internal investigation into the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case.

H. Geoffrey Moulton, Junior will serve as a Special Deputy Attorney General and report directly to Kane.

Moulton, who starts immediately, is an associated professor at Widener University School of Law and a former federal prosecutor.

In 1993, as the Project Director for the U.S. Treasury Department, Moulton put together report concerning the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.

It resulted in changes in the policies and procedures at both ATF and the Treasury Department.

Moulton's legal experience includes eight years as a federal prosecutor with four as First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. From 2009 through 2011, Mr. Moulton served in senior positions in the federal government in Washington, D.C., first as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Senators work on the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, including drafting and shepherding aspects of major financial fraud and health care fraud legislation. 

He's been tasked with putting together what Kane calls an independent examination of how the Attorney General's office handled the Sanusky investigation.

Kane said repeatedly on the campaign trail last year that she fully intends to open an investigation into why it took nearly three years to arrest Sandusky, and why the case was handled the way it was. 

The investigation into Sandusky began during Governor Corbett's tenure as Attorney General.

 

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  • 19shane img 2013-02-04 14:51

    As Attorney General, Tom Corbett received over $647,000 in campaign contributions from members of the Second Mile Foundation, while only assigning one investigator to the case.

    Meanwhile, at the same time, he assigned 14 investigators to Bill Deweese and spent more than 5 years trying to get him.

    It is difficult to believe these campaign contributions did not improperly influence his decision to not file charges against Jerry Sandusky.

    The state police trooper who initially handled the Clinton County case against Jerry Sandusky believed there was enough evidence from a teenage boy -- known as Victim One-- to charge Sandusky with indecent assault.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7UQhr3z3M

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