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Criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of sex abuse scandal suspended

Probe suspended unless school releases privileged documents or former interim president agrees to interview

Michigan State University sign. (WDIV)
Michigan State University sign. (WDIV)

LANSING, Mich. – A criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal has been suspended and could be coming to a close.

UPDATE: Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

A spokeswoman for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday that the probe is suspended unless the school releases privileged documents or former interim president John Engler agrees to an interview.

Nessel’s predecessor opened the investigation into the university’s handling of complaints against Nassar, a former campus sports physician. One former school official has been convicted, and charges are pending against two others.