Board recommends suspension of Sandusky prosecutor's license
Frank Fina attends a news conference at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Harrisburg) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether to a follow the recommendation of a lawyer ethics board and suspend the law license of a prosecutor over the investigation into Penn State administrators’ handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.
The Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board this week recommended that Frank Fina lose his license for a year and a day.
The opinion says Fina’s actions undermined public trust and he hasn’t shown remorse.
Fina lawyer Dennis McAndrews says the findings contradict previous conclusions he says cleared Fina.
At issue is how Fina handled testimony by Penn State’s former general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin.
The board says Fina violated an ethical rule that prosecutors can’t turn defense witness lawyers into witnesses against former clients.
Fina helped prosecute the case against the former Penn State football coach. Sandusky was convicted of child molestation in 2012.