PENN STATERS FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP SLAMS LOUIS FREEH, AUTHOR OF INCOMPLETE, UNSUBSTANTIATED REPORT ON PENN STATE’S ROLE IN SANDUSKY CASE
February 10, 2013 —- Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS) was disappointed, yet not surprised, by the flippant and non-substantive response issued by Louis Freeh this morning after the damning analysis of his Freeh Report.
“It should surprise no one that Mr. Freeh did not respond with substance. The short answer is that he cannot offer a response because everything set forth in the reports of Attorney General Thornburgh and FBI Investigator Clemente relative to the egregious failures of the Freeh Report is one hundred percent accurate,” said Harrisburg-based attorney Robert Tribeck, Co-Chair of the PS4RS Legal and Regulatory Task Force.
PS4RS, in fact, issued its own report in September 2012, outlining many of the same criticisms and failures of the Freeh Report, and Mr. Freeh failed to respond at that time. “We should not now expect, in the face of mounting criticism from some of the world’s foremost authorities, that Mr. Freeh would concede his report as an unfettered failure,” continued Tribeck.
“Had Mr. Freeh had any confidence whatsoever in the manner in which his investigation was conducted, or in the wholly unsupported conclusions he drew therein, he would have openly answered the criticisms PS4RS leveled five months ago. Instead, he hid in the hope that the public would move on,” Tribeck asserted. “He cannot hide and cower any longer. The very people with whom he used to work have very specifically and publicly called his actions into question.”