In addition to a request to dismiss charges or suppress his January 2011 grand jury testimony, Gary Schultz requested an audio recording of Joe Paterno from the prosecution, according to a pre-trial motion filed Wednesday.
Schultz, the former interim senior vice president for finance and business, said he requested an Oct. 24, 2011 recording of an interview with the late head football coach on June 15, but still hasn’t received it, according to the motion.
In a similar motion filed Thursday, former Athletic Director Tim Curley also requested recorded conversations of investigative interviews, including “victims and Joseph V. Paterno.”
Both men also requested a continuance “to allow a reasonable ‘cooling off’ period so as to avoid a jury pool tainted by the overwhelmingly negative press coverage,” according to the motions.
Curley and Schultz also requested an evidentiary hearing to present testimony from a variety of witnesses, including Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina, Attorney General's Agent Anthony Sassano and Penn State's former General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
In his motion, Curley requested the prosecution to identify the expert witnesses they plan to call at trial. Schultz asked for the written or recorded statements of the witnesses interviewed by the prosecution, according to the motion.
Curley and Schultz also requested a voir dire examination of the jurors, meaning attorneys will be able to extensively ask each prospective juror specific questions to eliminate potential bias on the jury, according to the motions.
Curley and Schultz were charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of children, obstruction of justice and conspiracy, in addition to charges of perjury and failure to report filed in November 2011, as previously reported.
They are expected to be formally arraigned on their new charges at 2 p.m. today in Harrisburg, as previously reported.