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Curley, Schultz Perjury Case: Officials Want January Trial Delayed

by on October 29, 2012 6:45 PM

Former Penn State officials Tim Curley and Gary Schultz want their January trial delayed by at least a month, according to court documents, citing a need for more time to sift through voluminous amounts of evidence.

Counsel has received about 250,000 documents from the Attorney General’s Office, including reports, emails, and materials from Penn State. They are attempting to gain access to more than 8,500 documents Penn State has designated as privileged.

Tom Farrell, the lead attorney for Schultz, wrote that one bundle of discovery materials was 60 gigabytes in size, which could equate anywhere from 1.2 million to 15 million pages, depending on the file.

More than 65,000 documents have been reviewed so far, said Curley’s attorney, Caroline Roberto. Compounding the defense’s preparations is the high profile nature of the case, the ongoing grand jury investigation and ancillary investigations that have focused national attention on the case, Roberto wrote. She called the level of scrutiny and number of documents generated unprecedented in her near-30 years of experience.

According to Farrell, the state has hinted it will introduce evidence from coaches and athletes regarding rumors about Jerry Sandusky.

Curley, the former athletic director, and Schultz, the former vice president of finance and business, are charged with perjury and failure to report a crime in connection with the Sandusky child sex abuse case.

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