By Max Mitchell
Of the Legal Staff
Three former high-ranking Penn State officials, all accused of covering up abuse allegations against convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky, are seeking additional details on the charges they face.
Counsel for former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president of business and finance Gary Schultz each filed a request to the state attorney general for the bill of particulars September 27.
The three requests are tailored to the individual claims against each defendant; however, the defendants’ motions all generally ask the prosecutors to, among other things, identify the children and facilities over which they allegedly had oversight, and to specify the relevant documents, the duties that were allegedly breached, the alleged overt acts of conspiracy and conspiracy to commit perjury, and the dates when the alleged actions occurred.
Prosecutors claim that the ex-administrators knew about Sandusky's inappropriate contact with children and failed to alert the authorities. In July, the three were charged with offenses including conspiracy, obstruction and endangering the welfare of a child. Spanier has also been charged with perjury.
Attorney Timothy Lewis of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis filed the motion for Spanier; Caroline M. Roberto of Pittsburgh filed for Curley; and Thomas J. Farrell of Farrell & Reisinger filed the motion for Schultz.