Penn State Legal, PR Costs Dealing With Jerry Sandusky Scandal Reach $27 Million In Nov.
The latest totals are in: As of Nov. 30, Penn State has spent $27,663,423 paying public relations firms, lawyers and other expenses – that do not include the $60 million fine or unknown amounts in civil litigation — dealing with the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
University officials update the totals on a regular basis as they become available, which generally takes about 40-45 days, per Penn State's 'Progress' website.
The costs are expected to be reimbursed by Penn State's insurer, and the fees are a separate entity from the $60 million fine agreed to by university and the NCAA as part of its sanctions. Penn State paid the first installment of five $12 million payments into an escrow fund on Dec. 20.
Those payments will not be distributed until a lawsuit is settled filed by Sen. Jake Corman (R-34), who is attempting to keep all of the fine money within Pennsylvania.
Totals can also be found on Penn State's 'Progress' website and are as follows:
Board of Trustees - Internal Investigation and Crisis Communications: $13,084,105
- Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan
- Reed Smith LLP
- Kekst and Company Inc.
- Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
- Domus Inc
- The Academy Group
University Legal Services/Defense: $7,478,235
- 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: $1,302,838
- Margolis & Healy
- Lightfoot, Franklin, White LCC
- Buchanan Ingersoll
Indemnified Persons' Legal Defense*: (Schultz, Curley, Spanier): $3,955,718
- 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: $1,842,527
Total as of Nov. 30: $27,663,423
Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30-60 year sentence in a single cell in SCI Greene, a maximum security prison about three hours away from State College. He was convicted in June on 45 of 48 counts in a child sexual abuse case.