Spanier Files Motion for Pretrial Material
Lawyers for Graham Spanier are now demanding key information about former Penn State General Counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
In court documents filed Monday, they asked whether Baldwin was given immunity for her grand jury testimony in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case.
Spanier, Penn State's former president, claims Baldwin violated attorney-client privilege when she testified before the same grand jury that questioned him.
Defense attorneys want the transcripts of Baldwin's testimony or any legal documents that would have referenced an attorney-client privilege with Spanier.
Spanier, along with former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Senior Vice President for Finance and business Gary Schultz, is charged with perjury, failure to report, endangering the welfare of children, criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
All three men have claimed they believed Baldwin was their attorney when they testified in front of the grand jury for the Sandusky case. Baldwin later testified in front of the same grand jury, saying she was actually representing the university.
Also in the documents filed today, Spanier asks for the identities of any witnesses the state plans to call at trial. Spanier's attorneys argue their identities, as well as any written or recorded statements they may have made about Spanier, is important to the preparation of the defense.
Spanier's attorneys also claim the state has a massive amount of evidence in the case, and that that evidence should be disclosed to Spanier. Spanier also wants any evidence that was presented to the grand jury that might help in his defense.