Sandusky had been previously investigated by the Center County District attorney, who decided not to bring charges. The thoroughness of the investigation started by Corbett resulted in a conviction.<quoted text>As Pennsylvania’s attorney general, he investigated Sandusky for nearly two years but failed to make an arrest. But then, as governor, he blamed the university’s leaders for not doing more. A passionate defender of children who had opened a sexual predators unit in his office, Corbett had aggressively pursued such prosecutions during his career. But this time, he assigned just one investigator to the Sandusky case, say lawyers with knowledge of the arrangement, although Corbett has denied this through his spokesman. At the time, he had 14 investigators looking into the activities of Pennsylvania House Speaker Bill DeWeese, a Democrat, who was accused of having staff members use state resources for his campaign. DeWeese was convicted last February of five counts of theft, conflict of interest and criminal conspiracy. State campaign records show he accepted contributions of nearly $650,000 from current and past board members of Second Mile [Sandusky's "Charity"] and their businesses.
As governor, why did Corbett personally approve a $3 million taxpayer-funded grant to Sandusky’s Second Mile charity, given his knowledge that Sandusky was under investigation for multiple child rapes?
Politicians of both parties were investigated and convicted under Corbett's direction. Corruption by elected officials is a serious crime, more important in the larger scheme of things than one highly publicized sexual predator.
Corbett approved the grant to the Second Mile charity only after Sandusky had severed all ties with the group. The actual grant was never made.