Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Curley, Schultz request delay

The two Penn State administrators charged with lying to a grand jury have asked a Dauphin County judge for more time to make their next pretrial filing.

The attorneys for Tim Curley and Gary Schultz on Tuesday told the judge that the prosecutors in the case haven’t turned over discovery materials that were promised to them by the end of last week.

They now want a May 4 deadline to file responses to a prosecution filing last month that listed statements made by Curley and Schultz that the state said support the perjury charges.

Curley was to respond by Tuesday. Schultz’s deadline is April 27.

The defendants’ requests said that prosecutors told them on April 3 that “substantial additional discovery” would be provided within 10 days.

But the attorneys said the prosecution has told them discovery won’t be handed over until today.

Curley and Schultz are charged with perjury for lying to the grand jury about what they knew of an alleged shower incident in 2002 involving Sandusky and a young boy.

They’re also charged with failing to report the alleged abuse.

Online court records indicate that last week the judge overseeing the grand jury investigation denied an oral motion by Curley and Schultz to release grand jury transcripts before trial.

Dauphin County court officials said Tuesday the case file that contains Judge Barry Feudale’s order was not immediately available for public inspection.

Grand jury testimony isn’t released until a person testifies during trial, but judges can order the testimony to be released earlier, which has happened in the Sandusky case.

Curley and Schultz maintain their innocence and are due in court next for a status conference June 1.

Mike Dawson can be reached at 231-4616. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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