Penn State trustee says board deserves refund for Freeh Report

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Anthony Lubrano, Penn State Alumni Trustee

A Penn State trustee says a consultant should be asked to return “some or all” of the millions of dollars Penn State University paid for an internal investigation into the handling of sexual abuse allegations.

Trustee Anthony Lubrano, who said the university is “entitled” to a refund, has been a critic of the $6.5 million report by former FBI director Louis Freeh, which concluded that longtime coach Joe Paterno and three former administrators covered up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Lubrano, who joined the board last year when drawing support from disgruntled alumni, cited another report commissioned by the Paterno family and released this month. It said Freeh’s investigation resulted in a “rush to injustice.”

“The Freeh report purports to be the result of something that it is not — a full and complete investigation,” Lubrano said in a statement on Sunday. “Putting aside its inaccuracy and unfairness, the Freeh report is far from complete, and as a result, I believe Penn State is entitled to a refund.”

Penn State spokesman David La Torre declined comment.

Several other board members have called for a re-examination of the report in light of the critique in the Paterno family’s report. Freeh has stood by his findings and called the family’s report a “self-serving” effort to shape the legacy of Paterno, who died in January 2012 at 85.

Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term for his conviction on 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys. He maintains his innocence.

Source: TribLive


  • john cakes

    I'm in total agreement. How do you investigate something if you don't talk to the key players. Plus the recommendations are so general as to be valueless. And about one third of the report is filler, something a college stuident could do without investigating anything.

  • bordeaux11611

    Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts! Pedophiles are lifelong abusers! EVERYBODY knew what he was doing! You cannot be around someone for that long and that closely and not know or at least have suspicions! Sandusky was getting bolder and more brazen as time went on because people tried to gloss over his creepiness. I know for a fact that everybody in that AREA knew! All of you are just mad that you were caught and that somebody finally listened to, at first, a young man. Then many more were FINALLY found out. Penn State lost it's glory and you want everyone to feel sorry for you and continue to look away!

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