Former Penn State president Graham Spanier leaves his preliminary hearing in Harrisburg earlier this year..
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier leaves his preliminary hearing in Harrisburg earlier this year.. (AP Photo)

HARRISBURG - Records from a federal investigation show a lawyer whose role in the Jerry Sandusky investigation has held up the criminal prosecutions of three former top administrators praised one of them just months before testifying he was "not a person of integrity."

The notes made public Sunday by a lawyer for former Penn State president Graham Spanier reflect comments made by former university general counsel Cynthia Baldwin to the federal Office of Personnel Management.

They indicate she called Spanier "a man of integrity" and "very forthcoming and open" with the board of trustees.

About six months later, Baldwin told a grand jury Spanier told a series of lies and misleading statements before and after Sandusky was arrested in 2011.

Her lawyer says her opinion of Spanier changed as a result of emails and other new information about the Sandusky matter disclosed in the summer of 2012.