The Legislature spent much of the year dealing with various Sandusky-related bills designed to improve child-abuse prevention laws, and Corbett signed 10 of them in mid-December.
The Second Mile, a charity for troubled children Sandusky founded in 1977, got a judge’s permission this year to sell off major assets, a milestone in closing down the organization through which Sandusky met many of his victims.
Looking forward, Sandusky is expected to participate through video conference early next month when a hearing examiner considers whether the state retirement system acted properly when it revoked his pension the day he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.
Also next month, a judge will hear argument on a request by Spanier to put on hold his defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh, whose team produced the Penn State report in July 2012.
The year ended with other related litigation still pending, including a whistle-blower and defamation claim against Penn State by Mike McQueary, a former assistant coach who complained to Paterno, Curley and Schultz after seeing Sandusky showering with a boy in 2001.