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Attorneys for Curley, Schultz Respond to NBC Report About Spanier Facing Possible Charges

on June 11, 2012 9:23 AM

Updated at 1:15 p.m.

BELLEFONTE – The attorneys for former Penn State administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley have responded to an NBC news report Monday that former Penn State President Graham Spanier exchanged emails with them in regards to Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse to police.

"The information confirms that as they testified at the grand jury, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz conscientiously considered Mike McQueary's reports of observing inappropriate conduct, reported it to the University President Graham Spanier, and deliberated about how to responsibly deal with the conduct and handle the situation properly," the statement said.

Caroline Roberto represents Curley and Tom Farrell represents Schultz, who both are facing perjury charges.

Updated at 11:10 a.m.

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BELLEFONTE –  As opening statements began shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial, NBC news aired a report saying investigators have uncovered “major new evidence” that could result in more charges and include former Penn State President Graham Spanier.

The report said the new evidence includes emails exchanged in 2001 by Spanier and university officials Gary Schultz and Tim Curley, who both are facing perjury charges.

Investigators told NBC that Spanier and Schultz said it would be “humane” to Sandusky not to involve legal authorities.

Spanier sued Penn State May 25 in an attempt to obtain his old emails, saying he needed a way to refresh his memory before talking to investigators about the Sandusky case and his possible role in it.

"In the course of former FBI Director Louis Freeh's independent investigation, e-mails were discovered and immediately turned over to the State Attorney General," Penn State spokesman David La Torre said in a statement Monday. 

"In deference to the legal process, the University cannot comment further on specifics of the ongoing legal case as it unfolds. We continue to work with the State Attorney General, the US Attorney and Judge Freeh in their investigations into this matter.

"We will continue to cooperate fully with all legal processes to determine what happened and ensure personal accountability."

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