Sandusky Lawyer Appeals Judge's Order Demanding Info From Defense, Cites Work Product Privilege

Seeking to determine whether defense counsel for a former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach leaked material covered by a gag order, the out-of-county judge who oversaw the high-profile trial has ordered Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer to provide a sworn statement detailing to whom the material was provided.

However, Karl Rominger has filed a notice of appeal in the Bellefonte, Pa., case. He argues that the judge’s required list violates the litigation work product privilege and can’t be demanded retroactively.

His filing also contends that the disclosure order by McKean County Senior Judge John M. Cleland is unfair, because prosecutors aren’t being required to provide the same information, according to the Associated Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Sandusky was convicted last month in the child sex-abuse case and awaits sentencing.

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