Experts: Ex-PSU President Could Still Face Charges

Friday, August 17, 2012

Penn State's ousted university president is quietly awaiting a decision on whether he will face criminal prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky scandal while two former subordinates fight charges they tried to cover up the former defensive coordinator's sexual molestation of boys.

Lawyers for Tim Curley, once the school's athletic director, and Gary Schultz, an ex-university vice president, on Thursday attacked the case against their clients as lacking in detail and substance during a 90-minute court hearing in which they asked a judge to prevent it from going to trial.

"We're confident we're going to win this case, before the judge, before the jury, if need be," Schultz's lawyer, Thomas J. Farrell, told reporters at a pretrial hearing at Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg.

Judge Todd Hoover did not immediately rule on a defense motion to dismiss perjury charges against Curley and Schultz.

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