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AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials' charges reversed

MARK SCOLFORO
Associated Press
In the immediate aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, former Penn State president Graham Spanier offered unqualified support to two of his administrators. Spanier offered no such support to former PSU assistant coach Mike McQueary.

State prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some of the criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints against Jerry Sandusky.

The attorney general's office said Friday it will ask the full Superior Court to overturn a three-judge decision last month that threw out several of the more serious allegations against Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.

The three-judge panel ruled that grand jury testimony by the university's then-general counsel violated the defendants' rights.

That ruling dismissed charges of perjury, obstruction and conspiracy, but left in place charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of children, as well as a perjury count against Curley.

Spanier's lawyer declined comment, while attorneys for Curley and Schultz didn't return messages.