Skip to comments.Judge denies motion to dismiss perjury charges against former Penn State execs
Posted on 09/26/2012 8:13:42 PM PDT by Zakeet
A judge on Wednesday upheld perjury charges against two Penn State administrators accused of lying to a grand jury that investigated allegations ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children.
Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover ruled against the motions by former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley that would have thrown out the count of perjury against each man.
The judge did not rule on the other count they each face, failure to properly report suspected child abuse. In that case, the defendants have argued the statute of limitations has expired. The judge said that dismissal request would be ruled on separately.
The judge said the claim made by Schultz and Curley that there is insufficient evidence to corroborate the perjury charges will be more appropriately pursued during the trial. He also said prosecutors have given the defendants sufficient information about which parts of their grand jury testimony make up the perjury allegation.
Schultz, the university's former vice president for business and finance, has retired. Curley, the athletic director, is on leave. Their trial is scheduled to begin in Harrisburg with jury selection on Jan. 7. Defense lawyers are seeking to split the criminal cases against them.
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The defendants were just being inclusive, tolerant and non-judgmental of an individual's sexual orientation ... in accordance with Liberal policies rigorously enforced at academic institutions everywhere!
The only others than Curley and Schultz who would have wanted it dismissed on legal grounds is McQueary himself, and Louis Freeh. The charge for which the perjury was charged was dismissed by the jury. The trial should be short and interesting.