Nov 9, 2012
Former Syracuse Assistant Fine Won’t Be Charged

Syracuse.com

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/former_syracuse_basketball_coa.html

Bernie Fine won’t be charged in the criminal investigation of child-molesting accusations against the former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach, federal prosecutors revealed today.

After nearly a year of police scouring more than 100, 000 pages of seized documents and interviewing 130 witnesses, the investigation that attracted national media attention has ended, prosecutors said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Clymer filed court papers this morning saying it was over, eight days short of the one-year anniversary of the day that two former SU ball boys, Bobby Davis and stepbrother Mike Lang, accused Fine on national TV of molesting them decades ago when they were children.

Neither Fine nor anyone else will be charged, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan said.

“The nature and seriousness of these allegations, which involved conduct typically committed in private with individuals who are reluctant to come forward, warranted a thorough federal investigation, U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said.

Fine won’t face criminal charges, but the case cost him his job, turned him into a recluse, caused him to put his house up for sale, and exposed embarrassing details of his marriage.

, Former Syracuse Assistant Fine Won’t Be Charged

Syracuse.com

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/former_syracuse_basketball_coa.html

Bernie Fine won’t be charged in the criminal investigation of child-molesting accusations against the former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach, federal prosecutors revealed today.

After nearly a year of police scouring more than 100,000 pages of seized documents and interviewing 130 witnesses, the investigation that attracted national media attention has ended, prosecutors said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Clymer filed court papers this morning saying it was over, eight days short of the one-year anniversary of the day that two former SU ball boys, Bobby Davis and stepbrother Mike Lang, accused Fine on national TV of molesting them decades ago when they were children.

Neither Fine nor anyone else will be charged, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan said.

The nature and seriousness of these allegations, which involved conduct typically committed in private with individuals who are reluctant to come forward, warranted a thorough federal investigation, ” U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said.

Fine won’t face criminal charges, but the case cost him his job, turned him into a recluse, caused him to put his house up for sale, and exposed embarrassing details of his marriage.






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