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- Aug 24, 2011
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ESPN's Schwartz reported that the federal government can intercede in a state case if they determine the state in not handling a situation adequately. Is Schwartz correct?As of now, federal prosecutors are assisting the Pa Office of Atty General in its investigation and prosecution of Sandusky. This is separate from the US Dept of Ed's investigation of the university's handling of the matter. It appears that at least one reason why federal prosecutors have taken the lead in the Fine investigation and not in the Sandusky investigation is because of the state statutes of limitations. The SOL in NY is shorter than PA's and may bar state criminal charges against Fine insofar as the initial accusers are concerned; that is not the case in PA. The statute of limitations for a federal crime is more lenient, but of course there must be a federal crime. If alleged victims of Fine were transported across state lines then there's a potential Mann Act violation.
One of the posters indicated that the time frame between the 2008 investigation and the grand jury indictment took a long time because of the political sensitivity to the Governor of PA. in that he was associated with Second Mile. Is there anything even remotely credible with that allegation?