Prosecutors in the case against three former Penn State administrators have responded to former university President Graham Spanier's request to modify his bail conditions and receive permission to travel outside of both the state of Pennsylvania and the United States, according to court documents filed Nov. 28.
The documents — which were filed in response to Spanier's request made Nov. 13 — detail the former president's travel plans in regards to the holiday, citing his frequent travel between his Pennsylvania and New York residences, as well as his employment projects in other states, according to court documents. Spanier also made note of his mother's "ill health" and his responsibility for her care, according to court documents.
The documents also detail international travel plans in the upcoming months that would require Spanier to regain his passport, according to court documents.
Prosecutors wrote that while they don't have a problem with Spanier traveling within the country and internationally, they do not feel that he should have indefinite control over his passport and should only receive appropriate documents for the specific dates of travel, according to court documents.
Instead, prosecutors are asking that the court approve Spanier's travel plans before he embarks, according to court documents.
Read Wednesday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.