Widener Law Professor to lead PA Attorney General Investigaton of Sandusky Case
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the appointment of
Associate Professor H. Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. to lead her office’s internal investigation
into how the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case was handled. He will serve as a special
deputy attorney general with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, reporting
directly to Kane.
"Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive, thorough and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation," Kane said.
Moulton begins his work immediately as he continues to teach this semester.
"I am pleased and honored to be given this opportunity by Attorney General Kane and Widener. I have always been drawn to public service and this project is one of real importance both for the Office of the Attorney General and for the people of Pennsylvania," he said.
Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons wished him well. Three years ago Delaware Gov. Jack Markell tapped her to conduct an independent review into the matter of Delaware pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley, who was convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of his young patients.
"Geoff embodies the Widener spirit of civic engagement and his work for Attorney General Kane and the people of Pennsylvania make him a role model for our students. I expect Geoff's experience in Harrisburg will enhance his teaching perspective and undoubtedly enrich the experience of our students. I wish him well in undertaking this important assignment."
Moulton joined the Widener Law faculty on the Delaware campus in 1993.
His prior work experience includes eight years as a federal prosecutor, with four as first assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of an office of 130 lawyers, supervised all major cases in the office -- both civil and criminal -- and served as a principal point of contact with state and federal law enforcement agencies.
From 2009 through 2011, he served in senior positions in the federal government in Washington, D.C., first as chief counsel to U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware, where he was responsible for all aspects of the senator's work on the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, including drafting and shepherding aspects of major financial fraud and health care fraud legislation. He then served as chief of staff and deputy special inspector general for the Office of Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). At SIGTARP, Moulton was responsible for the day-to-day management of an agency of more than 140 employees, including auditors, criminal investigators, and staff. He supervised all agency investigations of fraud and other criminal activity related to TARP as well as all agency audit and evaluation activity.
Moulton is a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk. He clerked for the Hon. William H. Rehnquist, and also served as law clerk to Judge Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
He earned his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was on the Law Review.