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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Graham Spanier’s charges don’t shed light on fed job

Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier was charged Thursday with eight counts related to his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. (Carolyn Kaster - AP)
An update on everyone’s favorite fed: Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who claimed to be working on a top-secret government project after being ousted from the Happy Valley campus, has been charged with eight counts connected to his role in the child sex-abuse scandal that engulfed his former employer’s football program.

It was never clear which government agency Spanier was working for — he said it was related to national security and his lawyer told the Loop back in July that it was so hush-hush even he didn’t know. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General tells us that it’s still a mystery. “I’m not aware of anyone who has claimed ownership of him,” spokesman Nils Frederiksen tells the Loop. “He’s obviously good at keeping secrets.”

An attorney for Spanier, who’s facing eight charges that include perjury, endangering the welfare of children, and obstruction of justice, didn’t immediately return our call.

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