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Judge Grants Gary Schultz Subpoena Power for Freeh Materials

by on August 13, 2012 12:22 PM

Judge Todd Hoover granted former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz the right to subpoena Louis Freeh's firm for materials used in the Freeh report that could help his case. 

Attorneys for Schultz were granted subpoena power by Hoover on Monday. In initial documents filed July 31, Schultz asked that the judge help him secure any materials used to compile the 267-page Freeh report, which was made public on July 12.

The material Schultz is seeking was not a part of the discovery material originally granted to him. In court documents, counsel for Schultz said access to Freeh materials are of "vital importance" so that a proper defense can be prepared.

Schultz faces charges of felony perjury for lying to a grand jury and failure to report. 

Only weeks after the Freeh report's release, corrections were made to the document, including a error that initially claimed Schultz told former university counsel Wendell Courtney he was not aware of a 1998 police investigation of a report of abuse against Jerry Sandusky. 

In fact, it was Courtney who said he knew of no such investigation. 

A hearing is scheduled for Schultz and former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, who faces the same charges, for 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Dauphin County Courthouse. Neither man is expected to attend. 

No timeline has been set for the trial. 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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