It appears that former OAG Prosecutor Frank Fina lied under oath when asked about the leaking of the Sandusky charges/presentment.
April 4, 2017, 7:38 PM, EDT
At Jerry Sandusky's PCRA hearing on August 23, 2016, former OAG prosecutor Frank Fina blamed the leak of the Sandusky charges and presentment on Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot's office.
Given Mike McQueary's revelation that Jonelle Eshbach was behind the leak, it appears that Fina lied under oath.
Unless you believe that Fina had no idea that Eshbach was going to leak the information.
If you do, then you are also likely to be on pins and needles awaiting the Easter Bunny.
Not only did Fina apparently lie, but then may have told another tall tale when he claimed former AG Linda Kelly "wanted to take profound action over this."
The record shows that Kelly took no action.
Former, disgraced Supervising Grand Jury Judge Barry Feudale assigned James Reeder, to conduct an investigation into the leaks on February 27, 2013 -- shortly after Kathleen Kane took office.
The results of Reeder's investigation have never been disclosed -- and many ardent followers of the case believe an investigation was never conducted.
The combination of the leak by the Eshbach, and the almost certain case of perjury by Fina, the inaction by Kelly to investigate leaks, the apparent non-investigation by Reeder, and the ousting of Kane for having the audacity to investigate their handling of the Sandusky case all point to the PA OAG as a corrupt enterprise that is hell bent on protecting itself and not concerned about the justice system.
Once again, new Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who stated "job number one is restoring integrity to the office and our justice system" has a decision to make...
...and that decision will determine whether he is either part of the problem or part of the solution.