PSU admins want charges nixed in Sandusky case
Friday, May 4, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State administrators charged with lying to the grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky say there isn't enough evidence to support the perjury charges against them.
Athletic director Tim Curley, now on leave, and retired vice president for business Gary Schultz filed responses on Friday that outline the reasons they believe charges should be thrown out.
Curley's filing cites what he calls "a shifting sand approach" by prosecutors and says the court record so far doesn't have the basic elements needed for a perjury case to proceed.
Schultz's reply calls the case "unprovable, unfounded and untimely" and says prosecutors acted prematurely to tarnish them with the child sexual abuse allegations against Sandusky.
Both men argue that prosecutors haven't been specific enough in the allegations.
The attorney general's office declined to comment.