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Former FBI Agent's Diary Details Illegal Leaks in Penn State Probe

By Ralph Cipriano

In "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," former FBI Special Agent Kathleen McChesney revealed on camera how the federal investigation of the serial killer got started. A woman called and said, "I'm concerned about my boyfriend -- his name is Ted Bundy."

The girlfriend proceeded to detail Bundy's suspicious behavior that included following women around at night, hiding a knife in his car and keeping a bag of women's underwear in his apartment.

McChesney, who was on the task force that arrested Bundy, rose to become the only female FBI agent appointed to be the bureau's executive assistant director. Her credibility was such that in 2002, in the wake of the widespread sex abuse scandal involving the Catholic clergy, the U.S. Conference of Bishops hired McChesney to establish and lead its Office of Child and Youth Protection. She's also the author of a 2011 book, "Pick Up Your Own Brass: Leadership the FBI Way."

But now the decorated former FBI special agent is drawing unwanted attention for another book she wrote -- an unpublished, confidential 79-page diary written in 2011 and 2012, back when McChesney was a private investigator working for her old boss, former FBI Director Louis Freeh. At the time, Freeh was getting paid $8 million by Penn State to probe another notorious sex scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

According to Sandusky's lawyer, McChesney's diary may constitute newly discovered evidence of prosecutorial misconduct, because it documents how the Pennsylvania state Attorney General's Office was repeatedly violating state law by leaking grand jury secrets to Freeh's investigators.

Al Lindsay, the defense lawyer for Jerry Sandusky, was an avid reader of McChesney's diary.

"I have found the matter very interesting and it's worthy of further investigation," he said. "From what I understand, the diary details disclosure of information by the [Pennsylvania state] attorney general's office to the Freeh investigation, which would appear to be in violation of law."

Former NCIS special agent John Snedden, who investigated the Penn State sex abuse case on behalf of the feds, gave a more damning review of McChesney's literary work.

"It's a diary detailing blatant collusion, corruption and major violations of grand jury secrecy, with an outline of personal gain, authored by a person operating under self-imagined impunity," Snedden wrote in an email. As far as Snedden is concerned, the diary shows that the Freeh Group's intent during the Penn State investigation "was to ingratiate themselves with the NCAA," to gain a lucrative client.

Under Pennsylvania state law, grand jury proceedings are supposed to be kept secret. At the time of the Penn State investigation, McChesney and her boss, former FBI Director Freeh, were functioning as private investigators, and as such, did not have authorization to access grand jury information.

McChesney did not respond to written requests for comment. In 2018, when I questioned Freeh about whether he had authorization to access grand jury secrets, the former FBI director, through a spokesperson, declined comment.


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Louie Freeh 'Sold Penn State Down The River

By Ralph Cipriano

Dr. John Nichols, a professor emeritus of communications at Penn State, is the founder of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics, a national alliance created to give college faculty a voice on sports issues.

He's testified before Congress on how to reform the NCAA; he's served as chair of the university's faculty senate. He also was a member of the search committee that hired Bill O'Brien to replace Joe Paterno as Penn State football coach.

Last week, Nichols appeared on Search Warrant, the cop-hosted podcast, to air his longstanding grievances with the 2012 Freeh Report on the sex scandal at Penn State. Nichols also decried the ongoing coverup of the scandal behind the scandal by Penn State's stonewalling board of trustees.

In an episode entitled A Smoking Gun? Part 1, Nichols charged that rather than serve Penn State, the client that paid him $8 million to investigate the sex scandal, former FBI Director Louis Freeh's main motivation was to "ingratiate himself with the NCAA," so he could become their "go-to investigator" for future collegiate scandals.

"He [Freeh] sold his client Penn State down the river in anticipation of making big bucks in the form of further business from the NCAA," Nichols said. Then, after the Freeh Report issued its faulty conclusions on Penn State based on nonexistent facts, Nichols said, "the vultures . . . swooped down on this sad case to make political hay out of this case, or to make big bucks out of the case."

The vultures were preying on "a board of trustees that had an open checkbook," Nichols said. "I think that's despicable."

"Careers were ruined, people were fired, peoples' reputations were destroyed," Nichols said. And it was all "based on a series of accusations that Freeh did not have evidence for, and knew that he did not have evidence for."

When the scandal hit, the trustees, many of whom were corporate leaders, adopted a "standard corporate model" for dealing with scandal, Nichols said.

The plan was to "fire a lot of people, scapegoat a lot of people, to express maximum contrition regardless of not having the facts to support that," Nichols said. And to "pay huge sums of money so the problem goes away."

As disclosed previously on Big Trial, Penn State paid out $118 million to 36 alleged victims of abuse. They gave away the cash without checking to see whether the alleged victims had criminal records [a third of them did]. The trustees also didn't do anything to vet any of the outlandish and often contradictory tales by the claimants. None of the alleged victims were interviewed by detectives, deposed by lawyers, examined by psychiatrists, or subjected to polygraph tests.

Instead, the university's board of trustees just wrote out lottery checks that averaged more than $3 million each.

"This is someone body else's money," Nichols said, so it's "easy for them [the trustees] to pay off settlements without substantive backup because its not their money and they don't have to worry about it."

As far as the board of trustees is concerned, "it's been radio silence since then," Nichols said. "The board has taken the position to look the other way, to let sleeping dogs lie. To keep it buried, to keep it quiet and to hope that the whole unfortunate mess goes away."

Nichols has his own first-hand experiences with Louie Fresh's team of investigators, who interviewed Nichols four times. The tenor of the interviews still rankles Nichols.

"A lot of their questions were accusatory," he said; "It was not looking for the truth." Instead, Fresh's investigators were looking for "evidence or information that might support a predetermined conclusion that would scapegoat certain individuals," he said. Or support the "highly inflammatory and highly accusatory" claims that Freeh made at his press conference announcing the findings of his report.

For example, Nichols said, Fresh's investigators asked him, since he was a campus insider, at what point did he know about Sandusky's sex crimes. Nichols insisted that he didn't know anything about the subject.

But Freeh's guys weren't buying it. Their attitude was, "Obviously you knew as well, everybody knew," Nichols said. "It led me to believe . . . that they had already reached the conclusion that everybody knew that Sandusky was doing this but they were looking the other way to protect football. They had already reached the conclusion," he said, and they "wanted me to verify that."

But when Nichols read the Freeh Report, "the evidence [for a cover up] wasn't there," Nichols said. "I was taken back, I was shocked."

"It became clear to me," he said, that "the executive summary and Freeh's oral comments [at his press conference] were wild accusations that had no basis in factual support in the main report."

"His goal was not to find the truth and help Penn State, the people who paid him to $8 million to do this, but to build a case like a prosecutor, but without evidence or with flimsy evidence."

John Snedden, the former NCIS special agent who hosted the podcast, said it was clear from email exchanges and a copy of Freeh's preliminary report that Freeh didn't care that he was making unfounded accusations. In the emails, and in handwritten notes on a preliminary draft of the report, Fresh's own investigators pointed out that Freeh's accusations had no basis in facts or evidence.

But Freeh made his unfounded accusations anyway, because, according to Freeh's own emails, the "media was clamoring for what he intended to say," Snedden said.

Nichols recalled that Freeh's investigators were also "pretty intimidating" when they interviewed him.

"It was made clear to all that were interviewed [that] we must cooperate fully and freely with the Freeh investigators at the cost of our employment," Nichols said.

Snedden described the interviews conducted by Fresh's team of investigators as an "exercise in support of their predetermined conclusions."

Nichols said when he talked it over with his senior colleagues, "Every faculty senate chair came to the same conclusion that the Freeh report in our view was at odds with the truth." But that didn't stop the NCAA with issuing "huge, massive, unprecedented sanctions based on the Freeh Report," Nichols said.

When a group of former faculty Senate chairs put out a joint statement attacking the conclusions of the Freeh Report, "the board of trustees, they didn't care," Nichols said. "They didn't want to be knocked off their story line." Ditto for the media, Nichols said.

Nichols said it was "outrageous" for the NCAA to hire Freeh and his investigators as employees.
But he added, "I think the NCAA lost its moral compass long before they hired Louie Freeh."

About Graham Spanier, Nichols said, "they destroyed a great university president's career based on a hyperbolic, mean spirited, sell interested fact-void report."

And that's just the first episode of the podcast, which concludes that the Freeh Report found no smoking gun at Penn State, nor any evidence to backup their claims that it was Penn State's football-mad culture that inspired university officials to cover up and look the other way when it came to Sandusky's alleged crimes against children.

In the Smoking Gun? Part 2, Snedden and Nichols continued the discussion. Nichols said the unfounded charges in the Freeh Report, such as that Penn State "had a culture of supporting football over the well being of their own children."

"That's what Freeh alleged and that's what the NCAA parroted," Nichols said. It led to a "media feeding frenzy," the idea that the Penn State community "was so corrupt as to throw their children to the lions to protect football." at 4:38 PM

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What Juror In Sandusky Case Told Louis Freeh's Investigators | Big Trial | Philadelphia Trial Blog

In their motion for a new trial, lawyers for Jerry Sandusky question whether one of the jurors who convicted him gave truthful answers in court when asked about her previous dealings with Louis Freeh's investigators.

Had the defense known the extent of what the juror told Freeh's investigators, Sandusky's lawyers said in their motion for a new trial, she would have been stricken as a potential juror.

During jury selection on June 6, 2012, the juror in question, identified in the motion for a new trial as "Juror 0990," was asked by Joseph Amendola, Sandusky's trial lawyer, what she told Freeh's investigators. In an April 19, 2011 summary of that interview, the juror is identified by Freeh's investigators as Laura Pauley, a professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, who could not be reached for comment.

"It was focused more on how the board of trustees interacts with the president," Pauley told Amendola, as well as "how faculty are interacting with the president and the board of trustees . . ."

In a summary of Pauley's interview, however, Sandusky's lawyers say, "it is apparent that the interview . . . included something more than how the Penn State faculty interacted with the president and the board of trustees."

In her interview with Freeh's investigators, Pauley stated that she was "an avid reader of the Centre Daily Times" and that she believed that the leadership at Penn State just "kicks the issue down the road."

"The PSU culture can best be described as people who do not want to resolve issues and want to avoid confrontation," she told Freeh's investigators, according to their summary of the interview.

Pauley, a tenured professor who served on the Faculty Advisory Committee for three years, had other opinions about the leadership at PSU that she supposedly shared with Freeh's investigators. She said that Penn State President Graham Spanier was "very controlling," and that "she feels that [former Penn State Athletic Director Tim] Curley and [former Penn State vice president Gary] Schultz are responsible for the scandal."

"She stated that she senses Curley and Schultz treated it [the scandal] the 'Penn State' way and were just moving on and hoping it would fade away."

It's the contention of Sandusky's appeal lawyers that Freeh's investigators were working in tandem with prosecutors and investigators from the state attorney general's office, and that this collaboration, which included the sharing of grand jury secrets and transcripts, tainted both investigations.


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Superior Court To Hear Sandusky's Argument For A New Trial

The motion for a new trial is based on newly discovered evidence that includes a 79-page diary kept by former FBI Special Agent Kathleen McChesney back in 2011 and 2012, when she was the co-leader of a supposedly independent investigation of the Penn State sex abuse scandal as led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

In the diary, McChesney documented numerous leaks of grand jury secrets, as well as records that were emanating from the office of former Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina. The diary also documents that Fina held sway over Freeh's supposedly independent investigation, deciding which witness Freeh's investigators could talk to, and when.

In documents previously filed in state Superior Court, Sandusky's lawyers argued in a motion for a new trial that the collusion that existed between the AG and Freeh amounted to a "de facto joint investigation" that not only violated state law regarding grand jury secrecy, but also tainted one of the jurors who convicted Sandusky.


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Former FBI Agent's Diary Poses A Problem For Attorney General | Big Trial | Philadelphia Trial Blog

"The state attorney general's office is lamely trying to discredit a former FBI agent's diary that documents collusion and illegal grand jury leaks committed by the AG's office during the criminal investigation of Jerry Sandusky.

The 79-page diary was written in 2011 and 2012 by former FBI Special Agent Kathleen McChesney, when she was acting as co-leader of a supposedly independent civil investigation of Penn State being led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh."

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Siriusly, are you John Ziegler. Would be crazy to even think it about any other *celebrity but can't rule anything out with Ziggy. He searches his name on Twitter. No matter who you are and howid many followers, just mention him with tagging and he'll like or respond.

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Hey, Johnny. Why did you take the vaccine after all your hysterical bitching and moaning about Covid policy? That seems like a contradiction. You drop your drawers and take the ouchie from the same people you want punished in this life or the next. What up, Zig? What up?

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And I think it is you. Only you would post anonymously at the fucking Asylum at EOG about your Jerry Sandusky fantasy so maybe 1 or 2 or even 3 people read it and add another 1 or 2 or even 3 people who think Jerry is a pedophile and you are a goofy moran.


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It’s time to fully expose the greatest injustice I have ever seen in my lifetime
Hopefully , this podcast wakes people up, Joe’s reputation and legacy restored , and Jerry finally gets a fair trial where someone , anyone , presents some evidence

On November 5th 2011 Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced the indictment of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on 48 counts related to child sexual abuse. The only eye witness in this case was former Penn State quarterback, graduate assistant and wide receiver coach, Mike McQueary. Kelly reported that on March 1, 2002 McQueary witnessed Sandusky sodomizing a boy in a Penn State shower. We now know, and these facts are not in dispute, that the state got the month, the date and the year of the incident wrong and that McQueary never claimed to have witnessed sodomy. Episode One tracks the investigative work of journalist John Ziegler as he puts the pieces of this puzzle together.

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That's 1 count, Zig. The other 47 don't involve McQueary. And it is not required to have an eye witness to sodomy. Jared of Subway would still be cruising cuties on the internet. Give it up. Nobody gives a shit.

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If you were normal, you would focus on JoPa where there is a strong argument for his innocence. But you are going for the whole titty and getting the dick because you are another mentally ill monster.

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JK, this thread should go back to the main forum. If Big Dummy is allowed in the main forum, "Bruce" should be allowed.


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That's 1 count, Zig. The other 47 don't involve McQueary. And it is not required to have an eye witness to sodomy. Jared of Subway would still be cruising cuties on the internet. Give it up. Nobody gives a shit.

Be patient , geez, there are 19 episodes . He will get there . Just to be clear about the McQueery incident , it now has been proven that it took that lying scumbag 6 weeks to report what happened in the shower to Joe . Does that make any sense to anyone reading this ? If he supposably saw something as horrific as a kid being raped in a shower, he never went to police, and waited 6 weeks to tell him? Joe Paterno did nothing wrong for many reasons, and his legacy was destroyed by the media, and the B.O.T.

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JoPa, I am with you. If that is the standard, Tom Izzo should have the same fate. He did nothing while the thugs he recruited raped and pillaged on the banks of the Red Cedar of East Lansing. Jerry Sandusky, I think not. He liked his sausage young and stupid.

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Anyway, I am trying to get JK to put this thread back on the main Lisa Page. No reason for it to be in the Asylum and Big Dummy on the loose and pooping on every thread with impunity.


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Some sick, sick shit with this case,

Jury Foremen speaks out
Graham Spanier shouldn’t serve jail time | PennLive letters -

As foreman of the jury that convicted Dr. Graham Spanier, I have carried (since then) the burden that the verdict was a gross miscarriage of justice! At the time, I voiced this privately with the friends and associates. It was my hope and prayer that the verdict would be set aside on appeal and that justice would prevail.

Now I see that a jail term has been imposed and I can no longer remain silent.

It is my firm and considered opinion that the prosecution of Dr. Spanier must end forthwith!

Richard Black, Susquehanna Township, Pa.


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The sting operation . Meet AJ Dillon, the fake accuser

1/ AJ Tells the lawyer his story ( all made up ) The attorney, Andrew Shubin completely changes it !

2/ AJ is being manipulated in therapy to be convinced its ok , that he has just repressed his memory of the assualt !

Unreal episode as many of the accusers went through the same process

Episode Fourteen: Secret Agent Man
With the Benefit of Hindsight...

AJ Dillen is a former Second Mile kid who saw Jerry Sandusky as a benign father figure. He didn't believe the "victim's" claims of abuse and decided to find out how the system worked for himself by becoming a fake accuser. His story unveils how easy it was to manipulate the system and collect checks from Penn State.
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Several years ago, after reading a formidable but neglected book by Mark Pendergrast called The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment, I joined the small group of skeptics who have concluded that America’s paramount sexual villain is nothing of the sort. Sandusky, now 77 years old, has been imprisoned since 2012, but he still insists on his innocence, and–believe it or not–there isn’t a shred of credible evidence that he ever molested anyone. Indeed, it is now known that he was physically as well as morally incapable of doing so.
Frederick Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Freud: The Making of an Illusion (2017).

The Unspeakable Sandusky. Several years ago, after reading a… | by Frederick Crews | Jul, 2021 | Medium