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Penn State scandal costs approach $26M

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 8, 2013 6:46 AM
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(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. 

Updated figures on a university website show that $12.7 million of the $25.9 million bill as of the end of October paid for the Board of Trustees' internal investigation, led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, and communications firms.

Another $7 million paid for legal fees.

The total does not include the first of five $12 million annual installments paid last month to cover the $60 million fine as part of the NCAA's landmark sanctions on the school for the scandal.

Gov. Tom Corbett last week filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to have the NCAA penalties thrown out.

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