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Prosecutors removed as defendants

Updated: March 4, 2010, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- A federal judge removed a former district attorney and his assistant as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by a former Penn State running back.

Judge James McClure Jr. in Williamsport ruled former Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira and former assistant Lance Marshall had prosecutorial immunity in pursuing a rape charge against former tailback Austin Scott.

The criminal case, filed in October 2007, was withdrawn six months later.

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