Penn State to Cover Subpoenaed Employees’ Expenses

March 22, 2012

Penn State says it will reimburse the legal expenses of employees who received subpoenas from state attorneys prosecuting the child sex abuse case against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The university suggested Tuesday that those who received subpoenas retain their own attorneys, saying fees would be paid out of a university insurance policy. It’s unclear how many people were served with subpoenas last week.

Trustees have also asked former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead a separate internal investigation. A report could be issued by this fall.

The trustees said Tuesday that the board could review the report to ensure that important areas were investigated and there were no factual gaps, but that the work would be solely done by Freeh’s team.

Sandusky has denied the sex abuse allegations.

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