Pa. prosecutors asking judge to order former Penn State President Graham Spanier to serve jail sentence


FILE – In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal appeals court grilled lawyers Tuesday, June 16, 2020, about whether Penn State’s former president deserved to have his misdemeanor child endangerment charge over his response to a complaint about Jerry Sandusky overturned last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin serving jail time.

Spanier was sentenced to two months in jail for endangering children by the way he responded to a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had attacked a boy.

The Attorney General’s office says no legal impediment prevents the judge from enforcing the sentence. Prosecutors support allowing Spanier work release with medical furloughs.

Spanier’s lawyer wants the judge to revise the sentence to house arrest with electronic monitoring. He says the 72-year-old Spanier had heart surgery in 2019 and suffers from an advanced stage of prostate cancer.


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