Curley, Schultz seek preliminary hearing delay

mdawson@centredaily.comNovember 28, 2012 

The attorneys for former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are asking to delay the preliminary hearing on obstruction of justice and related charges next month in Harrisburg.

The details of the motion filed in Dauphin County Court on Tuesday were not immediately available. Online court records show the defense attorneys filed the motion.

Curley and Schultz were indicted on charges they covered up abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky in 1998 and 2001. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was indicted as part of the alleged cover-up, and all three men are due in court Dec. 13 for a preliminary hearing.

Spanier’s attorney has also asked for a delay.

The men’s defense attorneys also want to keep former Penn State lawyer Cynthia Baldwin off the witness stand, saying that Baldwin violated attorney-client privilege when she testified to the grand jury and that she misrepresented herself to Curley and Schultz as their attorneys. She has maintained she was representing Penn State during the grand jury proceedings.

Curley and Schultz are scheduled for trial in January on perjury and failure to report abuse charges.

The attorneys for Curley, Schultz and Spanier all have maintained their clients are innocent.

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