Penn State

Spanier ruling forces prosecutors to respond

Prosecutors have been given a deadline to respond to requests from Graham Spanier.

The former Penn State president, who faces counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, child endangerment and related charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal, along with former administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, asked Dauphin County Court this week to compel the state Attorney General’s office to produce deleted emails reconstructed by investigators in the case.

On Thursday, the court recorded a brief order requiring an answer from the AG’s office.

“The Commonwealth shall rile a response to defendant Graham B. Spanier’s motion to compel discovery within twenty days of the date of this order,” Judge Todd Hoover said in the document.