Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Former Penn State official seeks dismissal of charges

Penn State ex-VP seeks criminal charges' dismissal
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A former Penn State vice president on Tuesday asked a judge to throw out charges that he lied to a grand jury investigating former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and that he did not properly report suspected child abuse.

Gary Schultz said his statements to a grand jury that the allegations against Sandusky he fielded from a graduate assistant in 2002 were "not that serious" and that it wasn't clear a crime occurred are opinions that cannot be proved false.

"Perjury prosecutions rarely rest on expressions of opinion or belief," wrote Schultz defense lawyer Tom Farrell in court records first obtained by The Associated Press.

Schultz also joined a motion filed Monday by co-defendant Tim Curley that challenged the failure-to-report charge on the grounds the law was different in 2002, when Schultz and Curley, the university's athletics director, were told of Sandusky being in the campus showers with a young boy.

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