HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced the appointment of H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. to lead the office’s internal investigation into how the Sandusky child abuse case was handled. Moulton will serve as a Special Deputy Attorney General with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, reporting directly to Kane.
“Mr. Moulton is a highly respected former federal prosecutor who will assist us in providing a comprehensive and independent examination of the facts surrounding the handling of the Sandusky investigation,” said Kane. “Once the facts have been uncovered, my office will make these findings available to the public.”
Moulton, an Associate Professor at Widener University School of Law, will begin his work effective immediately. His prior work experience includes eight years as a federal prosecutor with four as First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of an office of 130 lawyers, supervised all major cases in the office — both civil and criminal — and served as a principal point of contact with state and federal law enforcement agencies.
From 2009 through 2011, Moulton served in senior positions in the federal government in Washington, D.C., first as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman of Delaware, where he was responsible for all aspects of the senator’s work on the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, including drafting and shepherding aspects of major financial fraud and health care fraud legislation.
Moulton then served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Special Inspector General for the Office of Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP). At SIGTARP, Moulton was responsible for the day-to-day management of an agency of more than 140 employees, including auditors, criminal investigators, and staff. He supervised all agency investigations of fraud and other criminal activity related to TARP as well as all agency audit and evaluation activity.
In 1993, as the project director for the U.S. Treasury Department, Moulton prepared a comprehensive and widely praised report concerning the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. His report resulted in important changes in the policies and procedures at both ATF and the Treasury Department.
Moulton is a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk. He clerked for the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, and also served as law clerk to the Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Moulton earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was on the Law Review.