Articles by Mark Scolforo

Penn State Ex-President Heads to Trial in Sandusky Scandal

Penn State’s former president faces trial Monday on charges that children were put at risk by how he responded to complaints about Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago, and two of his former top lieutenants who just pleaded guilty …

Two Ex-Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Penn State’s Sandusky Blames Lawyer’s Advice for Child Abuse Conviction

Jerry Sandusky forcefully asserted his innocence and described his own sexual history last Friday during an hour of testimony as he seeks to have his child sexual abuse conviction overturned or be granted a new trial. The former Penn State …

Insurance Documents in Penn State Sex Abuse Case Released

Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had molested him in the shower but responded that he didn’t want to hear about it and had “a football season to …

New Legal Document Reignites Debate About What Paterno Knew When

A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before …

Uber Hit With $11M Fine in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on April 21 — a record for the utility commission — for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said it would appeal. The Public Utility Commission, which also …

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Start Debating Medical Marijuana Bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took up a proposal this week to permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, a potential breakthrough for supporters who have worked for several years to get legalization through the Republican-controlled Legislature. The debate …

Report: Penn State’s Sandusky Settlements Total Nearly $93M

Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to 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 …