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Penn State scandal costs near $46M

Published On: Jun 11 2013 11:57:49 AM CDT
Penn State campus
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -

The legal bills related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal keep piling up for Penn State.

A university website updated costs for the scandal this week. The total, as of the end of March, was more than $45.8 million, covering legal fees along with consulting work and other associated costs.

The total is up roughly $1.4 million from the previous month. Most of that increase, about $1.1 million, is attributed to legal defense fees for the university, or employees or former employees entitled to representation.

The school said it's spent about $15.5 million on such fees, as of the end of March.

Firms covered under the fees include the attorneys for three ex-school officials fighting charges that they covered up allegations against Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach.