Penn State’s costs so far related to Jerry Sandusky case exceed $42 million

From CDT staff reportsApril 8, 2013 

— Penn State’s costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have surpassed $42 million, according to information posted Monday by the university on its progress website.

The total is through Jan. 31 and represents the most recent data available.

The figure — $42,942,799 — includes the first installment of $12 million from the $60 million NCAA fine assessed last July.

Also included is more than $8.1 million paid to the firm of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan/Pepper Hamilton. Louis Freeh produced the report released last summer concerning the university’s involvement in the Sandusky situation.

Independent monitor DLA Piper has been paid $1.18 million. The firm’s George Mitchell, a former U.S. senator, is Penn State’s athletics integrity monitor for the NCAA sanctions.

Legal services, consulting services and communications on behalf of the board of trustees has tallied $5.6 million, while university legal services account for $8.4 million paid to numerous firms.

The report lists $5.1 in expenses involving legal defense for indemnified persons, nearly $600,000 for externally initiated investigations and nearly $1.9 million in other expenses.

The previous update, through the end of 2012, had costs at just under $41 million. At the end of November, costs were reported at $27 million.

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