Federal judge won’t intervene in Spanier case

A U.S. Judge declined to intervene in Graham Spanier’s criminal case, issuing a memorandum Friday.

Spanier is accused of conspiring with Penn State administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley to cover up Jerry Sandusky’s crimes.

The former Penn State president alleged the Pa. Attorney General’s office undertook the case against him in bad faith. His lawyers cited what they call “uncounselled” grand jury testimony and Cynthia Baldwin’s own testimony to the grand jury.

Baldwin had served as general counsel for Penn State, but Spanier said he believed she was also representing when he appeared before the grand jury.

U.S. Judge Yvette Kane writes that federal intervention only happens in extraordinary circumstances and declined to intervene in this case.

It’s unclear when Spanier and the other defendants will face trial.