The motion filed by former Penn State administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley to drop perjury charges filed against them in regards to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case were denied late Wednesday, according to a court order issued by presiding Judge Todd Hoover.
Former Athletic Director Curley's denied pre-trial motion argued that due to the lack of the late head football coach Joe Paterno’s testimony — which the defense argued is key in the trial — the case lacks “corroboration evidence,” according to court documents.
Former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Schultz’s motion was also denied, as the judge ruled that Schultz's argument that perjury is “defective on its face” is not true, and that Schultz can adequately defend against the charges, according to court documents.
Curley and Schultz are charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse relating to the Sandusky sex abuse case, as previously reported.
Curley and Schultz have both maintained their innocence through their attorneys, Caroline Roberto and Tom Farrell, respectively.
Read Thursday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.