The senior judge in the Jerry Sandusky case ordered Wednesday that Sandusky’s counsel has 21 days to file motions explaining the reasons for Sandusky’s appeal.
Senior Judge John Cleland ordered that within 21 days, Sandusky’s attorney Karl Rominger must file a statement of matters complained of an appeal, according to court documents. Rominger must file these and deliver them to the Commonwealth, the District Court Administrator and the trial judge, according to court documents.
If statements are not filed within the 21 days, they will be waived by the court, according to court documents.
Also according to court documents, all previous filings by Rominger relating to Sandusky’s appeal are stricken from court records.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was convicted June 22 on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys he met through his charity, The Second Mile.
Rominger served as co-counsel for Sandusky during his criminal trial. Attorney Joe Amendola served as Sandusky’s primary defense attorney.
Cleland also ruled Wednesday the Notes of Testimony relating to discovery materials and of grand jury evidence in the Sandusky case can be disclosed to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania for Sandusky’s appeal, according to court documents.
Rominger filed an appeal in July with regard to a protective order Cleland filed on June 26 to ensure that information about the case not introduced at trial is not leaked. The order forced Sandusky’s defense team to disclose all materials they compiled to make their case to the court as well as the judge presiding over the grand jury.
Rominger said after the order was issued that he disagreed with the fact that no similar order was given to the prosecution.