Attorney: Michigan State's handling of Nassar case different than Penn State's Sandusky case

Findings on MSU's handling of Nassar case sent to attorney general


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University and Attorney General Bill Schuette have revealed more about the school's investigation into the handling of Dr. Larry Nassar's case.

Michigan State officials communicated with Schuette after conducting an internal review into the Nassar case.

Schuette's office is prosecuting Nassar for criminal sexual conduct and asked for Patrick J. Fitzgerald Fitzgerald's findings.

Here is the letter from Schuette to President Lou Ann K. Simon:

Fitzgerald responded with his findings, in which he said he's confident that nobody at Michigan State knew about what was going on before 2016.

"Plaintiffs' counsel have publicly compared this case with the matter involving Penn State University," Fitzgerald's response reads, in part. "Although both involve horrible actions by disturbed individuals -- (Jerry) Sandusky and Nassar -- the role of the university here is different."

Fitzgerald said at Penn State, it appears high-ranking officials knew about the sexual abuse by Sandusky and didn't report the abuse.

"In the MSU matter, we believe the evidence will show that no MSU official believed that Nassar committed sexual abuse prior to newspaper reports in late summer 2016," Fitzgerald said.

Here is the full letter from Simon and findings from Fitzgerald sent to Schuette: