Today in PSU and politics . . .
The chairman of Jerry Sandusky's charity Second Mile -- Robert Poole -- also had the construction contract to do the charity's $11.5 million learning center project. Penn State sold Second Mile the property for the project for less than market value, and Gov. Tom Corbett's adminstration approved pouring $3 million in state money into the project, which has since been put on hold. (Jon Schmitz)
Past and present board members of Second Mile (and their families) gave Corbett's campaigns $641,481. That includes Poole, who gave $11,258. (Deadspin)
More on the Sandusky investigation and Second Mile from the NYT:
Meanwhile, investigators served numerous subpoenas on the Second Mile, according to people with knowledge of the inquiry. Not only did they want the names of children who had been through the program, they also demanded all of Sandusky’s travel and expense records.
Much of the older paperwork was stored at an off-site records facility. The travel and expense records, for instance, had been sent over several years earlier. But select members of the charity’s board of directors were alarmed to learn recently that when the records facility went to retrieve them, some of those records — from about 2000 to 2003 — were missing.
The attorney general’s office was notified of the missing files, people with knowledge of the case said. Subsequently, the foundation located apparently misfiled records from one of the years, but the rest seem to have disappeared.
The scandal got the South Park treatment last night. In the scene below a counselor for Child Protective Services tells three children "You're going to be going into a foster home, so I need to know would you rather go to "Neverland Ranch, the Catholic church or Penn State University?" (Bleacher Report)