Penn State has settled with six more victims of Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former coach at the school. This information comes from a new audit that puts the school’s total payout in the child sex abuse scandal at nearly $93 million. The university’s audited financial statements for the year dated Oct. 30, and which were ended June 30, show $33.2 million in new payments over claims related to the longtime assistant football coach, who now is in prison. Auditors with Deloitte & Touche LLP, located in Philadelphia, wrote:
Additional claims could be paid in the future but without having knowledge of the number and nature of such claims the university is unable to predict the outcome of these matters.
Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction. He recently won a court decision restoring his Penn State pension, which the state retirement system had canceled the day he was sentenced. The audit findings say the school has now paid or agreed to pay 32 separate claims.
Penn State announced in October 2013 it had agreed to pay 26 people $59.7 million related to the Sandusky scandal. In April, the university board voted 18-6 to authorize Penn State officials to settle additional Sandusky-related litigation after dollar limits were discussed in private. Three former top Penn State administrators who were charged with covering up complaints about Sandusky await an appeals ruling in their effort to get charges dropped against them.
Source: Claims Journal
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