Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 2014 | Court to hear Freeh appeal arguments in Spanier vs. Freeh lawsuit

The latest legal step takes place today in a Philadelphia courtroom where a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel will hear arguments from lawyers for former Penn State president Graham Spanier and Freeh report author Louis B. Freeh about whether Mr. Spanier’s defamation suit against Mr. Freeh should remain delayed, as the Centre County Court of Common Pleas has ruled.

Mr. Spanier’s case is not the only one. Three other prominent civil suits related to the scandal are working their way through the court system — and that number does not include the nearly $60 million in settlements reached by Penn State with 26 Sandusky victims, or the pending criminal trial of Mr. Spanier, and former Penn State administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.

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Idaho Statesman June 2014 | Top 50 Stories: 1992 – Ruby Ridge

A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on Ruby Ridge in the fall of 1995. FBI Director Louis Freeh testified that “one misstatement of fact exaggerated to another one, into a huge pile of information that was just dead wrong.”

NBC News March 2012: Ex-US officials investigated over speeches to Iranian dissident group on terror list

Gen. Hugh Shelton, left, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh are among the top former U.S. government officials whose speaking fees have been subpoenaed.

Speaking firms representing ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton have received federal subpoenas as part of an expanding investigation into the source of payments to former top government officials who have publicly advocated removing an Iranian dissident group from the State Department list of terrorist groups, three sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News.

The investigation, being conducted by the Treasury Department, is focused on whether the former officials may have received funding, directly or indirectly, from the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, or MEK, thereby violating longstanding federal law barring financial dealings with terrorist groups. The sources, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said that speaking fees given to the former officials total hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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