Lawyers for the former Penn State administrators charged with lying to the grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky are scheduled to meet privately Wednesday afternoon with a Dauphin County judge.
Former athletic director Tim Curley and retired senior vice president Gary Schultz are not expected to attend the meeting today at 1 p.m. at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg.
The session is not open to the public.
Their attorneys, Pittsburgh lawyers Caroline Roberto and Tom Farrell, had a status conference last month in which they agreed to future deadlines.
A trial seems at least a few months away, as prosecutors have until Aug. 1 to respond to the defenses request for a long list of discovery materials.
The defenses deadline to file its pretrial motions is Sept. 17.
Curley and Schultz are charged with perjury and failing to inform authorities about a report of child abuse against Sandusky in 2001. Both men have maintained that they are innocent and have asked the court to throw out the case against them.
Roberto and Farrell have said they expect the failure-toreport charge to be dismissed because the 10-year statute of limitations would have expired by the time they were charged in November.
Now that Sandusky has been convicted and awaits sentencing, the Curley and Schultz case and what people at Penn State knew about allegations against Sandusky are the focal points of the scandal that put the community and university in the national spotlight eight months ago.
The investigative team that Penn State commissioned will announce its findings and recommendations on Thursday.
Recent news reports have shed some light on what the Freeh report could include. Parts of the emails between Curley, Schultz and former president Graham Spanier were leaked to NBC and CNN, and the alleged emails appear to show how the three administrators discussed responding to thengraduate assistant Mike McQuearys report of Sandusky being in a shower with a young boy in 2001.
The details of the emails suggest Schultz pitched a three-part plan to confront Sandusky and other officials, but Curley was dissuaded after a conversation with former head coach Joe Paterno. The leaked emails suggest Spanier thought their way would be humane but worried they could be vulnerable if it went unreported.
Spanier has not been charged.
Both Spanier and Paternos attorneys have said the email details that were leaked were taken out of context.
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