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Pa. Attorney General's Sandusky case costs nearing $100K
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
HARRISBURG -- In documents obtained by a Centre County newspaper, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has spent more than $96,000 in its review of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex investigation.
The nearly $100,000 tab was compiled by WJAC-TV news partners the Centre Daily Times and has been the amount spent since Attorney General Kathleen Kane took over the office when she won the 2012 election.
Kane is investigating how and why it took 33 months for her predecessors, Gov. Tom Corbett and his appointed successor Linda Kelly, to charge the former Penn State football assistant coach with crimes related to child sex abuse.
Corbett has defended the investigation, noting Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts and is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term.
The CDT said an open-records request showed Kane's office has spent $96,231 on wages and travel expenses for special investigator Geoffrey Moulton Jr.
Kane has previously said "time-consuming challenges" have slowed Moulton's review of the investigation. The newspaper said he's been paid $72 per hour since last March.
In February, Kane issued a statement near the one year anniversary of announcing her hiring of Moulton as the internal investigator for the case.
Kane said at that time that when the review is completed, it will be made public, and that no additional comment about the investigation contents would be made prior to its release.