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Penn St. ex-president's case in US court as jail term looms

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 April 25, 2019 4:11 AM April 25, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

By MARK SCOLFORO
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail.

The hearing Thursday concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time.

He also argues the statute of limitations wasn't properly applied.

The 70-year-old Spanier was forced out as president shortly after Sandusky was arrested for child molestation in 2011.

Spanier was convicted in 2017 of child endangerment. He's scheduled to report to a county jail on Wednesday to begin serving two months.

Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave, and the school doesn't release his salary.

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