After filing a request to delay his impending January trial date, former Penn State administrator Gary Schultz is now waiting for a response from the prosecution, according to court documents filed late Friday afternoon.
Presiding Judge Todd A. Hoover is requesting a response from the prosecution team for its arguments on why the case should or should not go to trial Jan. 7, according to court documents.
The order, filed Friday, specifies that the prosecution has 10 days to respond.
Schultz’s request to delay the trial rides on the defense’s argument of lack of preparation time and an inability to adequately “read, absorb, and analyze” the thousands of documents and information provided to them in the past months, according to court documents.
In the past weeks and months, the attorneys for former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Schultz and former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley have filed numerous requests to delay the trial, as well as throw out all charges against the two former administrators.
The motions aren't over, either, according to court documents signed by Schultz’s attorney, Thomas Farrell.
The court documents indicate that the defense plans to file more motions before Oct. 30, including the motion to remove the grand jury testimony from trial and to address the “horrendous pre-trial publicity” associated with the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case.
Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse in late June and was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison earlier this month.
Curley and Schultz have both maintained their innocence through their attorneys, Caroline Roberto and Farrell, respectively.
Roberto and Farrell could not be reached for comment as of press time Sunday.
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