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Maximum Penalties Associated With Charges Filed In Beta Theta Pi Case

The Centre County District Attorney charged 18 members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity as well as the fraternity itself this morning after an almost three-month investigation. Here are the cumulative charges filed and the maximum penalty each charge carries:

Involuntary Manslaughter: Misdemeanor in the first degree. Carries a punishment of up to five years imprisonment if convicted and no more than $10,000 in fines.

Aggravated Assault: Felony in the first degree. This carries a punishment of up to 20 years imprisonment if convicted.

Simple Assault: Misdemeanor of the second degree. This carries a punishment of up to five years imprisonment if convicted.

Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence: Misdemeanor of the second degree. This carries a maximum sentence of up to two years imprisonment and no more than $5,000 in fines if convicted.

Recklessly Endangering Another Person: Misdemeanor of the second degree. This carries a maximum sentence of up to two years imprisonment and no more than $5,000 in fines if convicted.

Hazing: Misdemeanor of the third degree. This carries a maximum sentence of not more than one year imprisonment and not less than $1,000 in fines.

Furnishing Alcohol To Minors: Misdemeanor of the third degree. This charge carries a maximum penalty of a fine totaling not less than $1,000 for the first offense along with a $2,500 fine with each “subsequent violation.”

Unlawful Acts Relative To Liquor: Misdemeanor.

During her press conference, DA Stacy Parks Miller alluded to the fact that although furnishing alcohol to minors is merely a misdemeanor, it should be — and in this case, will be — looked upon by the presiding judge through a harsher lens due to the outcomes of this particular event.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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