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Fallout from Sandusky Scandal Costs Penn State $19 Million Through July

by on October 10, 2012 1:00 PM

The most recent totals are in – Penn State has spent $19,281,848 on legal fees, consultants and public relations firms as of July 31 in an effort to pick up the pieces after the fallout from Jerry Sandusky's indictment. 

According to Penn State, it generally takes 40-45 days to total each month's fees and the university expects to be reimbursed under its insurance policy. Penn State's insurer filed a civil suit in Philadelphia contesting having to pay the fees.

July totals are as follows and can be found on the university's "progress" website

Internal Investigation and Crisis Communications: $11,298,480

  • Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ketchum
  • Kekst and Company Inc.
  • Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
  • Domus Inc
  • The Academy Group

University Legal Services/Defense: $4,522,438

  • Saul Ewing
  • Duane Morris
  • Lanny J. Davis and Associates
  • Jenner & Block LLPML Strategies
  • Lee, Green & Reiter Inc.
  • McQuaide Blasko
  • Document Technologies, Inc.

Externally Initiated Investigations: $119,452

  • Margolis & Healy
  • Lightfoot, Franklin, White LCC
  • Buchanan Ingersoll

Officers Legal Defense* (Schultz, Curley, Spanier): $2,032,887

  • Farrell & Reisinger
  • Caroline M. Roberto
  • Vaira & Riley
  • Schnader Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Klink & Co.
  • Corporate Security and Investigation
  • Bix-X-Bit, LLC
  • Gover, Perry, & Shore
  • Gentile Meinert Assoc
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • General Employees' Defense

Other Institutional Expenses: $1,308,591

On Tuesday, Sandusky, 68, was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for his sex crimes and will likely spend life behind bars. He was convicted on June 22 on 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. 

Currently, civil suits filed by against Penn State by Sandusky's victims are on hold until the grand jury investigation and trial of former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz come to a close. 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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