Penn State Costs Associated with Sandusky Scandal up to $49 Million
Penn State's costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal now totaled $49,433,866 as of June 30, according to updates made to the Penn State progress website today.
That figure is $1,680,145 more than the previous update which was reported for the period ending in May. More than $800,000 of the increase was attributed to a category called "Indemnified Persons' Legal Defense."
The university releases the totals as the invoices come in. It typically takes about 45 days for the updates to be calculated.
University Spokesman David La Torre said the university has no comment on this latest update.
Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was convicted in June 2012 on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He is currently serving a sentence of 30 to 60 years.
The fees, as compiled by Penn State, are as follows:
NCAA Fine: $12,000,000
Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan/Pepper Hamilton LLP: $8,171,039
Independent Monitor: $1,822,448
DLA Piper, LLP
Board of Trustees - Legal Services, Consulting Services and Communications: $6,935,865
Reed Smith LLP
Kekst and Company Inc.
Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
The Academy Group
Ethics Resource Center
University Legal Services/Defense: $10,900,503
Lanny J. Davis and Associates
Jenner & Block, LLP
Lee, Green & Reiter Inc.
Document Technologies, Inc.
White and Williams, LLP
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Externally Initiated Investigations: $764,992
Margolis & Healy
Lightfoot, Franklin, White LCC
Guideposts Solutions LLC
Indemnified Persons' Legal Defense: $6,720,605
Farrell & Reisinger
Caroline M. Roberto
Vaira & Riley
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP
Gover, Perry & Shore
Gentile Meinert Assoc/CSI
Fox Rothschild LLP
Hamburg & Golden, P.C.
Cohen & Grigsby
Dinsmore & Shohl
Robert A. Leonard
General Indemnified Persons' Defense
Other Institutional Expenses: $2,118,414
Total as of June 30, 2013: $49,433,866