Lawyer for Jerry Sandusky charged with attempted tax evasion


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial faces new tax-related charges.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Harrisburg said Wednesday that 42-year-old Karl Rominger is charged with attempted tax evasion and failure to file a federal tax return.

Prosecutors say charges against the former attorney from Carlisle cover the years 2006 to 2012.

He signed a plea agreement last month that’s pending before the judge. A message to his lawyer wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday.

Rominger also awaits sentencing in August after pleading guilty in Cumberland County in May to stealing $767,000 in client funds.

Prosecutors say he spent the money on gambling and other interests.

Sandusky is appealing a 45-count conviction on child sexual abuse charges.