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Lawyer: Failure to Report is “Speeding Ticket”

Lawyers for both deposed Athletic Director Tim Curley and the now-resigned Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz have released statements, reiterating their clients’ innocence.

Caroline Roberto, Curley’s attorney, compared the charge of “failure to report” to a speeding ticket, because the two are both summary offenses. She also said that the perjury charge was a “last resort,” claming that prosecutors “charge it when they can’t prove the person did anything wrong.”

According to Roberto, the perjury charge was a “distraction,” and it is “unconscionable that the AG’s office would level such a weak case against a man of integrity like Mr. Curley.”

“If this is all the AG’s office could bring we are ready to go toe to toe with them in court. We’re reader to fight this case, and we’re ready to win,” she said.

Gary Schultz’s lawyer, Thomas J. Farrell, took a different tack, saying that the Attorney General has “fabricated a fiction.”

In addition to alleging that the child protection statute does not apply to either his client or Curley, Farrell claimed that the two acted responsibly within the chain of command at Penn State, just as McQueary and Paterno did. In short, Farrell placed the blame at the feet of Graham Spanier.

“They did what they are supposed to do under the statute,” Farrell said. “They reported these allegations to their boss, the president of Pen[n] State University, as well as the executive director of the Second Mile.”

Farrell also claimed that the Grand Jury “manufactured” the perjury charge, which he cited as a form of prosecutorial misconduct

“These men are the best of men,” Farrell said, adding that “this will do nothing to their reputations.”

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Devon is a 2012 Penn State graduate and current law student at NYU. Devon joined Onward State in January of 2011, after a lengthy stay in the comment section. His likes include sabermetrics, squirrels, and longs walks on the beach, and his dislikes include spelunking, when you put your clothes in the dryer and they come out still kinda damp but also warm, and the religious right.

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