Ex-top Pa. Prosecutor Deleted Emails After Only 6 months
HARRISBURG(AP) — A former acting Pennsylvania attorney general says his decision to
shorten the period before emails were deleted had nothing to do with the Jerry
Sandusky child sex abuse investigation.
Ryan said Friday that he shortened the retention period in February 2011 from
five years to six months because storage was expensive. Both Ryan and a
spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett say the governor hadn't suggested the policy
General Kathleen Kane is reviewing how the office handled the Sandusky criminal
case. She says her office now keeps emails for two years.
a top deputy when Corbett was attorney general and the Sandusky investigation
began in 2009. Ryan ran the agency for about four months after Corbett left to
become governor. Sandusky was charged in November 2011.