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PA Attorney General Accepts Beta Theta Pi Case

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has decided to take on the Beta Theta Pi case surrounding Tim Piazza’s death, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General. Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna, who was sworn in at the end of December, requested Shapiro take over the case due to a conflict of interest.

Cantorna said the conflict of interest was he previously served as counsel to some of those involved in the cases, but now-former DA Stacy Parks Miller said at the time that Cantorna has not publicly represented any of the defendants in the case.

The release says the Office of the Attorney General will now conduct an independent review of the case, which now involves charges against 26 former brothers of the fraternity in addition to the fraternity itself.

Parks Miller told the Centre Daily Times that leaving the case unfinished is one of her regrets from her time as District Attorney, but she believes justice will come. In addition to bringing charges in the case, Parks Miller presented a Grand Jury report and 12 recommendations in December about the state of Penn State Greek life. Many of the report’s findings were refuted by the university.

 

 

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

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