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|Penn State Figures Accused of Lying Head to Court
|BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's decision to waive his preliminary hearing is shifting the focus in the child sex-abuse scandal to two Penn State administrators accused of failing to properly report suspected abuse and lying to the grand jury investigating the former assistant football coach.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz face their own pretrial hearing on Friday in Harrisburg. The charges are much different than Sandusky's and carry far less severe potential penalties.
The cases against Curley and Schultz could hinge on a man also expected to be a prime witness against Sandusky: assistant football coach Mike McQueary.
The defense and prosecutors are expected to battle over what precisely was said when McQueary met with Curley and Schultz, and what the two men did or didn't do afterward.
Their lawyers have said Curley and Schultz deny the allegations and plan to contest the facts alleged by the attorney general's office as well as how the particular offenses have been applied to them.
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