Sandusky scandal costs near $46M for Penn State
Posted: June 11, 2013 - 12:13pm

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The legal bills keep piling up for Penn State related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

A university website updated costs for the scandal this week. The total as of the end of March was more than $45.8 million, covering legal fees along with consulting work and other associated costs.

The total is up roughly $1.4 million from the previous month. Most of that increase, about $1.1 million, is attributed to legal defense fees for the university, or employees or former employees entitled to representation.

The school says it's spent about $15.5 million on such fees as of the end of March.

Firms covered under the fees include the attorneys for three ex-school officials fighting charges that they covered up allegations against Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach.

The Latest

Front PageInmates eligible for BU entry

$30M in federal funding aims to prevent criminal relapse

Front PagePreemie grows big, strong

Bloomsburg-area woman’s bodybuilder son hopes to inspire others

Front PageMontour Preserve OK to run in 2017

Fundraising needed in addition to budgeting

Front PageTeen drops teacher lawsuit after she’s cleared in jail sex case

A 19-year-old has dropped his lawsuit against a teacher who’s been...

Front PageParolee faces charges over escape, damaged handcuffs

A parole violator who bolted from two Columbia County probation...