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Penn State alum raises $15K to fund Sandusky-related open records suit

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By The Associated Press
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:39 a.m.

STATE COLLEGE — A Penn State alumnus says he's raised more than $15,000 of his $50,000 goal to fund legal efforts to obtain records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal.

Ryan Bagwell also plans to use the money for other open records requests, so the school will become more transparent in the future.

The 2002 Penn State graduate tells the Centre Daily Times he's raised $15,215 from 191 donors.

Bagwell won an appeals court decision that he's entitled to see communications between Penn State's board of trustees and one of its members — Ronald Tomalis — who was state secretary of education at the time. The state Office of Open Records has since been reviewing which records Bagwell is entitled to see.

Bagwell is seeking other records in a second lawsuit.



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