Upon filing charges against former Penn State administrators, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced the three men will be arraigned on their respective charges.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz will be tentatively arraigned at 2 p.m. Friday in Harrisburg, Noonan said.
Graham Spanier will not be arraigned Friday afternoon, but will instead turn himself in at a later date, a spokeswoman from Magistrate William Wenner's office said Thursday night.
Former Penn State President Spanier is charged with perjury, child endangerment, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley are also facing additional charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
"This is not a mistake, an oversight or a misjudgment," Kelly said. "This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials at Penn State, working to actively conceal the truth with total disregard to the suffering of children."
Kelly said she believed Spanier, Curley and Schultz should be tried together.
The date for Curley and Schultz's trial is still slated for Jan. 7, and it is up to the judge to decide to move it, she said.
Further investigation since the charges against Sandusky were announced last November has yielded significantly more information than Penn State officials ever offered from 2010 to 2012, Kelly said.
Penn State was not complying with subpoenas or further requests for information from the university while Spanier, Curley and Schultz were in power, Kelly said.
Emails between the three administrators also clearly masked the emails they sent, referring to Sandusky as "the individual" and the children Sandusky was found guilty of abusing as "Sandusky's guests," Kelly said.
The attorney general said she would not speculate as to whether late head football coach Joe Paterno would have been charged had he been alive.
Noonan also addressed the criticism the prosecution has received for not moving faster with the case.
He said the Attorney General's office didn't prosecute the case after Aaron Fisher - formerly referred to as "Victim 1" - came forward because they needed more evidence.
"We are not here to gamble, we are here to do something solid," Noonan said.