STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million.
A university website on Friday showed a $47.7 million total as of the end of May, up $1.9 million from two months earlier. The amount covered legal fees, consulting work and other associated costs.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed Inside West Philadelphia Corner Store, Police Say
Much of the increase was tied to the university’s legal services and defense, which cost $10.4 million, up about $700,000 from March.
The university has said it won’t use tuition dollars, state appropriations or donations to pay for scandal costs.READ MORE: Philadelphia High School Works To Return Native American Remains
The arrest of retired assistant football coach Sandusky in November 2011 triggered the sweeping scandal. Sandusky, 69, was sentenced to 30-to-60 years in prison last fall after being convicted on dozens of criminal counts.
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