Penn State defendants ask judge to dismiss case

Penn State defendants ask judge to dismiss case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State administrators charged with a criminal cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky are urging a Dauphin County judge to dismiss the case.

In lengthy filings released today, former university president Graham Spanier, retired athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz argue that former general counsel violated their right to legal representation.

They say they believed Cynthia Baldwin represented them when they testified before a grand jury investigating Sandusky for sexual abuse of children in 2011. Their lawyers say Baldwin should not be allowed to testify against them in a still-unscheduled trial on charges including perjury and conspiracy.

In a separate filing, the state attorney general’s office said the defendants’ complaints are unjustified and cannot be used as a “get out of jail free” card.

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