APNewsBreak: Penn St. defendant seeks Freeh files

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State official facing a perjury charge in the Jerry Sandusky scandal is asking a judge to let his defense see files from a school investigation.

Lawyers for retired university vice president Gary Schultz filed the petition late Monday. It requests items from the Washington, D.C., law firm led by Louis Freeh. The former FBI director was hired by Penn State to look into the child sex abuse scandal.

Schultz also is charged with failure to properly report suspected child abuse. The court filing says the documents would help him prepare a defense and in jury selection.

Among the records he’s seeking are notes of interviews with former Penn State president Graham Spanier and with former general counsel Cynthia Baldwin.

A spokesman for the law firm declined to comment.