Former Penn State administrators will have more time to prepare for their trial, according to online court documents updated Wednesday.
The jury selection and trial of former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz — initially scheduled to begin Jan. 7 — has been postponed due to pending court motions, according to court documents.
The preliminary hearing of the former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and former Athletic Director, as well as former university President Graham Spanier — set for Dec. 13 — has also been postponed due to pending court documents, according to court documents.
Included in the court documents yet to be ruled on is the request to remove testimony of former Penn State legal counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who during the grand jury investigation, served as the administrators’ lawyers and then later testified against them.
Attorneys for both Curley and Schultz have expressed interest in further pursuing this potential conflict and have filed hundreds of pages of evidence as to why the testimony should be removed. The attorneys claim Baldwin violated attorney-client privilege when she testified against the men.
Spanier is also currently seeking to regain travel privileges both within the United States and internationally, as he looks to travel to see his family for the holidays, among other plans, according to court documents.
The court has yet to rule on any of the above motions, but the prosecution agreed to allow Spanier to travel with some restrictions.
The three men are facing charges of perjury, child endangerment, obstruction of justice and failure to report suspected abuse, as well as conspiracy to commit the previously mentioned crimes, according to court documents.
All continue to maintain their innocence through their respective attorneys.
Court documents give no indication of when to expect a possible rescheduling of a trial date. Prosecutors have said they plan to file to combine the trial of all three men.