Pennsylvania Attorney General asks Court to delay hearing for Penn State Officials

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, at podium, discusses details surrounding the case of Penn State former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and allegations against him of sex abuse crimes involving boys, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the State Capitol in Harrisburg Pa. Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley have surrendered for an arraignment on charges of perjury and failure to report abuse. Christine Baker,AP Photo/The Patriot-News

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, at podium, discusses details surrounding the case of Penn State former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and allegations against him of sex abuse crimes involving boys, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the State Capitol in Harrisburg Pa.
Christine Baker,AP Photo/The Patriot-News

The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General asked to delay the court date for two of the Penn State officials who were charged in connection with the Sandusky sex abuse investigation.

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Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, were charged on November 5th with perjury and failing to report to authorities what they knew about allegations of sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant defensive coach Jerry Sandusky in 2002, as required by Pennsylvania state law.

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In a fax sent to the Magistrate District Judge assigned to the case, the Attorney General's office said that "The Commonwealth is not available to proceed" on the preliminary hearing date set for November 17th.

In a statement, Caroline Roberto and Tom Farrell, lawyers for Curley and Shultz said "It's hard to imagine that after conducting a three year investigation, and with what we believe is only one witness, Mike McQueary, to prepare to testify at the Preliminary Hearing, the Attorney General claims they are unavailable. Mr. Curley and Mr. Schultz are anxious to face their accusers, clear their good names and go on with their lives."

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