As of Sept. 30, costs relating to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case have totaled $23,547,634 for Penn State, according to Penn State’s Progress website.
Prior to the most recent update to the site, an update released in November indicated that the total had reached $20,972,633 by Aug. 31. Over $2.5 million is the tallied total spending for September.
Due to a 40 to 45 day period that the university uses to process invoices, the progress website does not provide any further confirmed spending for October through December.
University spokesman David La Torre said the university has no comment with regard to the updated expenses.
The area where most money is being spent, according to the progress website, is “Board of Trustees - Internal Investigation and Communications.”
This area has reached a total spending of $12,224,583.
The organizations included in the group aforementioned are: Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan/Pepper Hamilton LLP, Reed Smith LLP, Ketchum, Kekst and Company Inc., Daniel J. Edelman, Inc., Domus Inc, The Academy Group, TAI and KPMG.
This group is made up of consultants, investigative groups and public relations organizations.
Legal fees for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz will be covered by the university.
Spanier has been arraigned on charges of perjury, child endangerment, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected abuse and conspiracy to commit the crimes he is charged with.
Both Curley and Schultz have been charged with endangering the welfare of children, obstruction of justice and conspiracy, in addition to perjury and failure to report suspected abuse.
Sandusky was sentenced to spend 30 to 60 years in prison for the 45 counts of child sex abuse that he was convicted of in June.