Penn State nears $26 million spent on the Jerry Sandusky scandal

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  • The cost of legal bills, consultants and other fees for Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is now almost $26 million.
  • According to figures updated by the school Monday, $12.7 million, nearly half of the university's now-$25.9 million bill, was spent on the Board of Trustees' internal investigation and communications firms.
  • The total does not currently include the first of five $12 million payments made to cover the NCAA's $60 million fine, part of the landmark sanctions that Gov. Tom Corbett is attempting to have thrown out with his filing last week of a federal lawsuit.

From the article:

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State's price tag to cover legal bills, consultants and other fees associated with the child molestation scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is approaching $26 million. ...

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