Anthony Lubrano Wants a Refund for the Freeh Report

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Anthony Lubrano called for a refund of the $6.5 million Penn State spent to commission Freeh report today, becoming the fourth Penn State trustee to do so since the independent Paterno report was released. He released this statement, via the Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship group (links added):

As my Board of Trustees colleagues Al Clemens, Ryan McCombie and Adam Taliaferro have already stated, this analysis of the Freeh Report raises a number of extremely serious and troubling questions.

The Freeh Report purports to be the result of something that it is not—a full and complete investigation. As a result, it does a disservice to all those parties it was intended to help—the victims, the university and the community at large.

At the time of Louis Freeh’s engagement in November, 2011, we were told that “He has complete rein to follow any lead, to look into every corner of the university to get to the bottom of what happened and then to make recommendations that will help ensure that it never happens again.

In fact, under the terms of the engagement letter between Freeh and the Penn State Board of Trustees on behalf of the Special Investigation Task Force, Freeh was “…to perform an independent, full and complete investigation of the recently publicized allegations of sexual abuse at the facilities and the alleged failure of PSU personnel to report such sexual abuse to appropriate police and government authorities.

We now know that this did not happen.

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.

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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