April 14, 2017, 12:14 AM EDT
The recent revelations by Mike McQueary that Jonelle Eshbach tipped him that the Sandusky charges were about to be leaked must pose a moral dilemma for Frank Fina.
Back in 2014, Fina wrote a letter to Judge William Carpenter after he learned that Philadelphia Daily News reporter Chris Brennan was in possession of (alleged) grand jury information.
"...as individuals who continue to be sworn to secrecy before the grand jury in question, we have an obligation to disclose this apparent breach of secrecy to the Supervising Judge."
Fina resigned from his position in as an OAG prosecutor shortly before Kane took office.
Just after Kane had been sworn in and made good on her promise to investigate the Sandusky investigation, anonymous attorneys and agents who worked on the case threatened retaliation.
Fina's letter to Judge Carpenter resulted in leaker Adrian King and accomplice Josh Morrow cutting deals and pinning the blame on Kane for the leak. She was convicted of conspiring to leak CHRIA, not grand jury, information and making false statements under oath in August 2016.
However, Fina didn't get out of the fight unscathed.
He was ensnared in the "porngate" scandal that developed from Kane's Sandusky probe. Philly District Attorney, Seth Williams, allowed Fina to stay on but had him attend sensitivity training.
Fina was later reassigned to a less visible job, then resigned. At the time of his resignation, his plans were to go into private practice as a criminal defense attorney.
Given what has transpired over the last five years, I would not be surprised if Fina wrote a letter to a Judge tossing Eshbach under the bus.
Leave the gun, take the connoli.
Fina did the same thing to former PSU General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin when she seemingly assisted him in shafting Penn State officials.
That letter resulted in Baldwin getting retired early, then cutting a deal -- likely to avoid prosecution for obstruction of justice.
The bottom line is that the corruption in Pennsylvania is becoming more and more evident as this case drags out.
Even the PennLies is half-heartedly reporting on the leak.
Josh Shapiro, who vowed to clean things up, now has a flaming bag of dog poop on his doorstep and it was left there by Fina and Eshbach.
And once again, we will see if Shapiro is part of the problem or part of the solution.