An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has been charged with stealing more than a half-million dollars from clients and spending it on casino gambling and other personal interests.

PennLive.com said Friday (http://bit.ly/1LmsoD6 ) that Cumberland County detectives filed 25 charges of theft and misappropriation of funds against Karl Rominger.

Investigators say the 41-year-old Rominger stole $535,000 from three clients — a car accident victim, a spouse in a divorce case and the survivors of a woman whose estate Rominger represented.

Rominger apologized and promised restitution. He says he hasn't gambled since March.

Authorities say their investigation remains open.

Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term.

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Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com