Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kane appoints investigator to review Sandusky case

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr., a former Philadelphia federal prosecutor to review the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kane ran on a pledge to look into why the Attorney General's Office took nearly three years to criminally charge Sandusky, a former assistant Pennsylvania State University football coach.

Moulton led the inquiry into the botched 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.  Moulton has an impressive resume. He is currently an associate law professor at Widener University. He served for eight years as first assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

From 2009 to 2011, Moulton served as chief counsel to then-U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman (D. Del.) and as a deputy to the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. In that role he supervised investigations into fraud and other criminal activity related to the federal bailout program, reported the Inquirer.

In 1993, as a project director for the Treasury Department, Moulton wrote a widely praised report on the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco that left 75 people, including 25 children, dead. Moulton earned his law degree from Columbia University and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist.

"Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said in a statement.

Kane said there was no timetable. "Once the facts have been uncovered, my office will make these findings available to the public," Kane told the Inquirer. Moulton will be paid $72 an hour, her office said.

To read more:  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130205_Pennsylvania_s_attorney_general_names_an_aide_to_review_the_Jerry_Sandusky_child_sex-abuse_case.html

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