Audit to include rescinded grant to Sandusky-founded charity

    Pennsylvania’s independently elected fiscal watchdog says his audit of a multimillion-dollar state grant program will include a $3 million grant approved but never given to the charity founded by convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

    Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday he’s directed his auditors to make sure that the Second Mile’s grant application is one of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program projects reviewed.

    DePasquale says there are many questions about the grant application and how it was approved.

    Sandusky resigned from the charity in 2009 and the grant wasn’t released after he was arrested in November 2011. He is pursuing appeals after being convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He’s serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.

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