Ex-Jerry Sandusky lawyer admits federal tax evasion charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors to charges he attempted to evade federal income taxes from 2006 to 2010.

A Harrisburg federal judge on Thursday accepted Karl Rominger's guilty pleas to tax evasion and failing to file federal tax return charges.

Rominger faces up to six years in prison at his sentencing, which hasn't been scheduled.

One Rominger's lawyers says the guilty pleas are a step toward him acknowledging the ''harm'' he's caused.

Rominger also pleaded guilty in May to stealing $767,000 in client funds and spending it on gambling and other interests. Sentencing in that case is set for August.

Sandusky is appealing a lengthy child molestation sentence.

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