Penn State spent $5M on crisis comms, investigations

Penn State University has spent more than $5.3 million on firms for internal investigations and crisis communications, including work done by Ketchum and Kekst and Company.

Penn State University has spent more than $5.3 million on firms for internal investigations and crisis communications, including work done by Ketchum and Kekst and Company.

On a FAQ page, the university did not break down the amount paid to each agency or to Freeh Group, the firm founded by former FBI director Louis Freeh that investigated sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The $5.3 million-plus also went to Pittsburgh law firm Reed Smith, and other companies.

By comparison, the university spent $1.2 million on legal services, according to its FAQ page.

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