Penn State has run up a hefty bill dealing with the Jerry Sandusky scandal, as the school spent a reported $16.7 million from the case coming to light until June 30, StateCollege.com reports.
The fees began building in November, according to the report, and included fees for legal fees, consultants and public relations firms. In May and June alone, the school spent $2 million dealing with the ramifications of the scandal.
The breakdown of fees, as available on StateCollege.com, is as follows:
- Internal Investigation and Crisis Communications: $9,972,854
- University Legal Services/Defense: $3,941,776
- Externally Initiated Investigations: $56,182
- Officers Legal Defense (Schultz, Curley, Spanier): $1,344,091
- Other Institutional Expenses: $1,171,892
- Total as of May 31, 2012: $16,754,149
Some expenses are a result of insurance payments not yet received by the school.
Penn State has set up an accountability website, which lists all of these expenses and other information surrounding the scandal that it believes to be of public interest.