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Former Sandusky lawyer under investigation for misappropriation of client money reportedly surrenders law license

By Jon Campisi | Mar 15, 2014

An attorney who represented convicted child sex-abuser Jerry Sandusky

has reportedly voluntarily surrendered his Pennsylvania license to practice law after it was announced hat he was under investigation by the Cumberland County district attorney for alleged misappropriation of client funds.

The website, which is powered by the Harrisburg Patriot-News, reported Thursday that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would have ultimate say over when the surrender of the law license would be effective.

The Cumberland County Bar Association first announced the news that Rominger, who was one of the lawyers who represented former Penn State assistant Sandusky in his child molestation case, had agreed to temporarily give up his law license while the county’s top prosecutor, David J. Freed, looked into whether Rominger misappropriated clients funds in a divorce case on which he was working.

Freed announced this week that his office had opened an investigation into the matter after two people made county prosecutors aware of the allegations earlier this month.

William Costopoulos, the lawyer who says he is representing Rominger, told Freed his client would cooperating with any potential investigation, Freed’s office stated in a news release.

Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions, is currently serving out a 30-to-60-year prison sentence for sexually abusing young boys over more than a decade.

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