A judge on Friday denied a request by former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier - accused of covering up child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky - to bar testimony from the school's onetime top lawyer.
Cynthia Baldwin represented Spanier during the Sandusky investigation. Baldwin told a grand jury that instead of cooperating with investigators, Spanier hid information and sought to keep the board of trustees in the dark about the expanding criminal investigation.
Attorneys for Spanier and his codefendants, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley, have accused Baldwin of breaching attorney-client privilege.
Although Dauphin County Court Judge Todd A. Hoover denied the motions to block Baldwin's testimony, he also ruled that the defense can file new documents in the next 30 days to support its contention that Baldwin violated attorney-client privilege.