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Judge: Magazine must turn over Spanier interviews

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The New Yorker magazine has been ordered to turn over audio of interview sessions it conducted with former Penn State President Graham Spanier about the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports Judge Barry Feudale ruled Friday. An attorney for the magazine said it will comply by a Dec. 28 deadline.

Reporter Jeffrey Toobin interviewed Spanier after an internal report concluded the former president and his top administrators tried to conceal knowledge of abuse by Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, because they were worried about bad publicity.

Feudale dismissed the magazine's contention that Spanier had provided background information as a confidential source.

Sandusky was convicted in June on charges he molested 10 boys over 15 years. Spanier has since been charged with obstruction of justice and other counts; his attorney has said he's not guilty.

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