One of the former Penn State administrators charged in relation to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case filed documents Wednesday, saying he intends to sue the former Penn State legal counsel who he thought represented him in front of the grand jury and then later testified against him, according to court documents.
Former Penn State Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz filed a writ of summons Wednesday in which indicates he intends to sue Cynthia Baldwin for legal malpractice, according to court documents.
Schultz, as well as former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State President Graham Spanier have all filed to have their preliminary hearings pushed back on the grounds that Baldwin misrepresented them. The three men have written in court documents that they thought Baldwin was representing them in front of the grand jury investigating Sandusky and others, though she has said since then she was representing primarily Penn State, as previously reported.
Baldwin eventually testified against Curley and Schultz in front of the grand jury.
The men have also filed to remove Baldwin’s testimony from the case. The court has yet to rule on the request.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was convicted in June on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys. Sandusky was sentenced in October to serve 30 to 60 years in prison.
Curley and Schultz 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 in relation to the Sandusky case.
It is unknown when the new preliminary hearings will be scheduled.
Baldwin’s attorney, Charles De Monaco, wrote in a statement that neither he nor Baldwin received a copy of the writ of summons filed Wednesday, and that any suggestion by anyone who questions Baldwin’s ethics while serving as legal counsel for Penn State is untrue.
“Cynthia Baldwin knows the importance of due process and how legal issues need to play out in courts of law and not in the media,” De Monaco wrote in the statement. “As a result, it is not her intent to publicly address the issuance of a writ or legal issues that are properly before the courts.”
None of Schultz’s attorneys, Richard Sprague, Thomas Sprague nor Louis Shapiro could not be reached for comment as of press time Wednesday.
Penn State Spokesman David La Torre said the university does not have a comment on the issue at this time.