Penn State Officials Ask Court for Separate Trials

Gary C. Schultz, the former Pennsylvania State University senior vice president for business and finance who was charged with perjury for his role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, has asked a Pennsylvania court to try him separately from the other Penn State official who faces similar charges. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Mr. Schultz’s lawyer filed a motion on Monday seeking separate trials, and also indicated that Timothy M. Curley, Penn State’s athletic director who is on paid leave, would file a similar motion. The request said that the pair implicated each other several times during their grand-jury testimony, and therefore would not get a fair trial if one of them declined to testify while they were co-defendants. The two officials also face charges of failing to report suspected child abuse. Their trial is scheduled to begin in January.

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