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BP accuses attorney of inflating client numbers in settlement funds

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A Texas lawyer has been accused by BP of driving up settlement costs in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by claiming clients who were non-existent.

Pennsylvania court upholds Sandusky convictions, 30-year sentence

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania court Wednesday upheld the sexual abuse convictions and sentence of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Freeh: Law firm failed to detect BP claims fraud

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said a Richmond, Va., law firm failed to detect fraud while distributing claims in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill case.

Oil spill settlement chief says BP fraud claims 'unfounded'

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The administrator of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims settlement program has rejected as "unfounded" allegations by BP the program is riddled with fraud.

Ex-Penn State president claims Freeh report libeled him

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 12 (UPI) -- The former president of Penn State University says he will sue Louis Freeh, who led the investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, for libel.

Freeh to probe BP spill-fund allegations

NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will probe alleged wrongdoing linked to BP's multibillion-dollar fund compensating victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Paterno kin call Freeh report 'failure'

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the family of the late Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno said the so-called Freeh report was flawed and led to a "miscarriage of justice."
Paterno widow rips Sandusky scandal report

Paterno widow rips Sandusky scandal report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The widow of longtime Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno says an independent study of the scandal that led to his firing was "ill-considered and rash."
Pa. governor: NCAA 'piled on' Penn State

Pa. governor: NCAA 'piled on' Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The NCAA shouldn't have imposed arbitrary sanctions on Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said.
Scandal cost Penn State $17M, so far

Scandal cost Penn State $17M, so far

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Penn State University says the Jerry Sandusky sexual-assault scandal had cost the school almost $17 million by the end of June.

Penn State posts integrity agreement

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Officials at Penn State have an athletics integrity agreement on the school's Web site in compliance with suggestions made by the Freeh report.
Sandusky prosecutors: There's more

Sandusky prosecutors: There's more

HARRSIBURG, Pa., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jerry Sandusky's prosecutors said they had a "great deal" of "highly incriminating" evidence never used in his trial, a transcript released Thursday indicated.

Penn State could lose accreditation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Penn State has been warned it could lose its academic accreditation in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, university officials said.

Penn State trustee appeals sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees Monday appealed harsh NCAA sanctions levied against the school's football program.

Paterno family seeks review of sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The family of Joe Paterno is asking for a face-to-face meeting with members of committees instituting NCAA penalties against Penn State University.
Paterno family appeals NCAA sanctions

Paterno family appeals NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The family of Joe Paterno is asking for face-to-face meetings with committees instituting NCAA penalties against Penn State University and its football program.

Paterno family appeals NCAA sanctions

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The family of late Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Friday appealed the harsh NCAA sanctions levied against the school's football program.
Schultz seeks Freeh's source material

Schultz seeks Freeh's source material

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Gary Schultz, former Penn State administrator charged with failure to report child abuse, is seeking access to source material of the report implicating him.
Penn State insurer: No coverage

Penn State insurer: No coverage

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 26 (UPI) -- Penn State's primary liability insurer says the school should be denied coverage because it failed to disclose Jerry Sandusky's behavior.
Penn State fined, hit with bowl ban

Penn State fined, hit with bowl ban

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Penn State's football program, as a result of child-abuse allegations, was hit with a $60 million fine and a four-year post-season ban Monday by the NCAA.
Paterno statue's fate left to president

Paterno statue's fate left to president

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., July 20 (UPI) -- Penn State University trustees said any decision to remove or move a statue of the late coach Joe Paterno will come from the university's president.
3 more men claim abuse by Sandusky

3 more men claim abuse by Sandusky

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 17 (UPI) -- Three men told police they were abused by ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in the 1970s or 1980s, sources told a Pennsylvania newspaper.
Paterno family 'dismayed' by Freeh report

Paterno family 'dismayed' by Freeh report

PHILADELPHIA, July 16 (UPI) -- Joe Paterno's family said Monday it was "dismayed" by some of the Freeh investigation's findings in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Penn State liability may top $100 million

Penn State liability may top $100 million

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 16 (UPI) -- Penn State's legal liability in Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse case, detailed last week, could reach $100 million or more, plaintiffs' lawyers say.
Paterno's halo in mural painted over

Paterno's halo in mural painted over

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 16 (UPI) -- The halo above late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's head in a mural was painted over in response to critics saying it implied the coach was a saint.
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