Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Jerry Sandusky scandal has cost PSU $5.7 million

The child sex abuse scandal has cost Penn State $5.7 million as of the end of January.

According to the latest information from the university, the $5.7 million includes almost $4 million for the internal investigation the university is having an outside attorney manage, along with related crisis communications.

The total bill is up from $3.2 million as of the end of 2011. The university released those numbers in February.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is running the university’s investigation into its handling of the scandal and what changes need to be made. Some recommendations, such as making sure the university complies with crime reporting requirements, are already being implemented. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Freeh and his investigators have already conducted 200 interviews.

That investigation is expected to continue until fall.

Here is a breakdown of the expenses:

Internal investigation and crisis communications: $3.96 million

University legal services, defense: $813,427

External investigations: $49,788

Other legal defense (former administrators Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier): $338,545

Other institutional expenses: $558,656

Anne Danahy can be reached at 231-4648.