Penn State spent $2 million on costs related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case in the month of October, bringing the total amount of money spent on the case and related matters to $25.9 million, according to Penn State’s Progress website.
Before its most recent update, Penn State had spent $23,547,634 as of Sept. 30, as previously reported.
According to the Progress website, it takes Penn State between 40 and 45 days to receive all invoices for a particular month. Due to this delay, October is the most recent month for which the invoices have been updated.
Though Penn State spokesperson David La Torre had no comment on the matter, he did confirm that the university releases this information monthly.
More than $12.7 million has been spent on “Board of Trustees - Internal Investigation and Communications,” according to the site. This is about half a million dollars more than was spent according to the last update.
The section with the second highest total, the cost of the university legal services and defense, has reached more than $7 million, according to the site.
The 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, are also paid for by the university — a practice outlined in Penn State’s bylaws.
The fees, under the section “Indemnified Persons’ Legal Defense” has now amounted to $3,678,600, according to the Progress website.
Spanier has been arraigned on charges of perjury, child endangerment, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse and criminal conspiracy in relation to the Sandusky sexual abuse case.
Both Curley and Schultz have also been charged with perjury, child endangerment, obstruction of justice, failure to report suspected child abuse and criminal conspiracy in relation to the case.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse and was sentenced to spend 30 to 60 years in prison.