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Crime Baruch College fraternity goes on trial for hazing death

22:39  13 november  2017
22:39  13 november  2017 Source:   latimes.com

FSU fraternity suspended following pledge's death

  FSU fraternity suspended following pledge's death Florida State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has been suspended following the death of a pledge the morning after an off-campus house party.TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has been suspended following the death of a pledge the morning after an off-campus house party.

Baruch College Students Charged in Fraternity Hazing Death Case. Freshman Michael Deng died after a brutal beating from his Pi Delta Psi frat 13--A national fraternity will go on trial Monday at the Monroe County, Penn. courthouse for the homicide of a pledge in a rented Coolbaugh Township home.

The national fraternity is still awaiting a trial on murder and other charges. The cases of most of the others charged in connection with Mr. Deng’s death The property in Tunkhannock Township, Pa., where Pi Delta Psi fraternity members from Baruch College brought pledges for an initiation ritual in

Andy Meng leaves the courthouse with attorney Todd Greenberg after an appearance at the Pennsylvania District Court in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, October 16, 2015. Meng, who was the national president of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity when a Baruch College chapter hazing ritual resulted in the death of a pledge, is accused of orchestrating a coverup of the incident. Dominick Reuter/Reuters © Dominick Reuter/Reuters Andy Meng leaves the courthouse with attorney Todd Greenberg after an appearance at the Pennsylvania District Court in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, October 16, 2015. Meng, who was the national president of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity when a Baruch College chapter hazing ritual resulted in the death of a pledge, is accused of orchestrating a coverup of the incident. Dominick Reuter/Reuters Nov. 13--A national fraternity will go on trial Monday at the Monroe County, Penn. courthouse for the homicide of a pledge in a rented Coolbaugh Township home.

A brutal hazing ritual led to the Dec. 2013 death of Chung Michael Deng, 18, of Baruch College.

Fraternity revokes Florida State charter in wake of pledge's death

  Fraternity revokes Florida State charter in wake of pledge's death FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The national fraternity where 20-year-old Florida State University student Andrew Coffey was pledging before his death has shuttered its local chapter, a spokesman said. Pi Kappa Phi revoked the charter of FSU's Beta Eta chapter on Friday - immediately forcing an end to all chapter activities and operations, said Todd Shelton, a spokesman for the national organization. Pi Kappa Phi revoked the charter of FSU's Beta Eta chapter on Friday - immediately forcing an end to all chapter activities and operations, said Todd Shelton, a spokesman for the national organization.

Freshman Michael Deng died after a brutal beating from his Pi Delta Psi frat brothers at the New York City college .

Baruch Fraternity Brothers ‘Singled Out’ Hazing Victim Michael Deng, Cops Say. Wes Niemoczynski, Pi Delta Psi's attorney, said the sentence was within the judge's discretion but that the fraternity is going to appeal the verdict. "What happened at trial , I think, was a gross mischaracterization of the

Thirty seven members of Pi Delta Psi were individually charged in the incident. Four of the accomplices pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and are awaiting sentencing. This trial pits the state against the actual fraternity.

The criminal prosecution against an organization is unusual, according to First Assistant District Attorney Mike Mancuso. The Pennsylvania crimes code section on criminal liability on corporations say that if the members of the corporation, agents or high officers of corporation engage in certain conduct or allow it, it can be held accountable.

"The only way to hold a corporation liable is through the agents," Mancuso said. "Any individuals are already subject to open cases and some have been charged with conspiracy. The evidence is based on all its agents and employees. This may be the first time it's done in Pennsylvania."

Baruch College fraternity goes on trial for hazing death

  Baruch College fraternity goes on trial for hazing death A national fraternity will go on trial Monday at the Monroe County, Penn. courthouse for the homicide of a pledge in a rented Coolbaugh Township home.A brutal hazing ritual led to the Dec. 2013 death of Chung Michael Deng, 18, of Baruch College.

The first five suspects in the death of a Pi Delta Psi pledge are turning themselves in to face charges. Baruch College student Michael Deng died from

WATCH Fraternity banned from Pennsylvania over Baruch student's hazing death . Three former fraternity brothers from a New York City college were sentenced to jail Monday for their role in a pledge's The Asian-American fraternity was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial .

If found guilty, the fraternity faces fines and suspension of its rights to operate in the state. If the fraternity was based in the state, it is possible that the organization could be dissolved.
Of the 37, four defendants were charged with murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses. Others were charged with lesser crimes, including hindering apprehension by concealing, destroying or tampering with evidence.

Investigators said the colony in this case consisted of more than 30 students at Baruch College campus in New York.

Deng was the last of four pledges to undergo a three-phase hazing ritual called the "glass ceiling," "gauntlet" or "G," according to prior testimony.

The ritual involved each pledge being saddled with a backpack and challenged to pass blindfolded through a gauntlet of frat brothers trying to keep the pledge from reaching his big brother beyond the gauntlet. In each phase, which lasted 10 to 30 minutes, the big brother called out, using the sound of his voice to guide the pledge to his location beyond the gauntlet.

Texas State pledge dies after fraternity event

  Texas State pledge dies after fraternity event A Texas State University student died Monday just hours after he attended an off-campus fraternity social event. Police suspect alcohol could have been a factor in the death of 20-year-old Matthew McKinley Ellis, who was pledging Texas State's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. His death prompted Texas State President Denise M. Trauth on Tuesday to suspend all Greek fraternity and sorority chapters. A Texas State University student died Monday just hours after he attended an off-campus fraternity social event.

The ordeal required new fraternity members to run blindfolded while carrying a 30-pound pack while older members pummeled them and knocked them down. Fraternity members allegedly waited several hours to take Deng to a hospital while they organized a cover-up.

Baruch College said in a statement on Tuesday that it had permanently banned the Pi Delta Psi fraternity after Mr. Deng’s death , and had also suspended all pledging activities for campus Greek organizations starting in fall 2014. It declined to comment on the disciplinary status of any students

The frat brothers tried to stop the pledge by forming a wall in the first phase, pushing the pledge to the ground in the second phase and tackling him to the ground in the third phase.

Losing consciousness after being knocked to the ground, Deng was carried into the house. Instead of immediately calling 911 for professional medical attention to the brain bleeding that eventually killed Deng, frat brothers searched the Internet for ways to revive him while one brother phoned a girlfriend, a nurse at the time.

Several frat brothers then drove Deng to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in neighboring Luzerne County, where Deng died the next day. A subsequent autopsy listed "homicide" as the manner of death.
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Colleges are suspending Greek life. Don’t expect the ban to last. .
<p>This year alone, the deaths of four pledges in alcohol-related incidents and various hazing infractions have led to the closing down of some or all Greek life activities on several college campuses and the filing of criminal charges against more than two dozen students. </p>Not any more.

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