Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was granted his request to modify his bail conditions, which will now allow him to travel outside of Pennsylvania, according to court documents filed Monday.
Spanier's attorneys filed the request Nov. 13, asking for permission to travel out of the state and out of the country, citing an intent for Spanier to travel for the holidays and care for his mother who is in “ill health,” according to court documents.
A judge said Spanier is now permitted to travel out of state, so long as he submits a detailed itinerary to the court no less than five business days before his intended date of travel, according to court documents.
He was denied his request to travel outside of the United States, and his passport will remain revoked as a condition of his bail.
Spanier is also barred from contacting any Commonwealth witness or any past or current member of the Board of Trustees, according to court documents.
On Nov. 1, Spanier was charged with perjury, child endangerment, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse and criminal conspiracy in relation to the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case.
He was arraigned on Nov. 7 and faces the same charges as two other former Penn State administrators, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz.
All three men’s Dec. 13-14 preliminary hearing was canceled — as was Curley and Schultz’s Jan. 7 trial — and no new court dates have yet been scheduled.