Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett made it clear to his staff that he did not want to pursue the pedophile case against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
“Tom didn’t want to do it,” one Corbett associate explains.
A separate investigation involving AG office narcotics Agent Anthony Sassano in November 2010 finally broke the "Corbett-imposed logjam" in the Sandusky case.
On his PACE computer database system, he discovered that the former football coach was also supposedly under investigation for a pedophile complaint by Corbett’s heretofore-inactive state trooper, and prosecutor.
Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira referred the Sandusky pedophile investigation to Attorney General Tom Corbett in March 2009. DA Maderia cited a personal conflict of interest between himself and Sandusky.
AG Corbett told key members of his staff that he did not want to actively pursue the Sandusky case.
"Tom didn't want to do it," one Corbett associate explains.
The case, per standard procedure, was assigned to a state trooper, and a prosecutor. Nevertheless, without Corbett's approval, and without the active shepherding of the AG, the investigation went nowhere.
At the time the pedophile case was first received by the AG's office in 2009, particulars of the case were, by routine procedure, entered into the Office of Attorney General's PACE computer system database. PACE is an acronym for Police Automated Computer Entry.
The PACE system is a computerized indexing and intelligence system. It allows law enforcement personnel to discover if a potential target is under investigation by other law enforcement officers or agencies.