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Graham Spanier, former Penn State president, asks federal court to halt criminal case

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 31 2014 12:43:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 01:46:27 PM CDT
Graham Spanier - former Penn State president

Graham Spanier

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier is asking a federal judge to halt his prosecution in Dauphin County for an alleged criminal cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.
 
Spanier's lawyers filed a complaint in federal court in Harrisburg Monday that says his case was ``undertaken in bad faith'' and that it violates his constitutional right to due process of law.
 
A message left for the defendant, Attorney General Kathleen Kane, wasn't immediately returned.
 
Spanier is awaiting trial in Dauphin County along with former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.
 
In that case, the defendants are waiting for a decision by the trial judge regarding claims that their right to legal representation was violated by the actions of former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin.