PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Attorney General’s Office Files Motion To Set Restitution In Piazza Case

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office recommended more than $220,000 in restitution for the Piazza family following their son Tim’s death related to a hazing incident at the Beta Theta Pi house in February 2017.

The restitution constitutes hospital bills, as Piazza was originally taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center before being airlifted to Hershey Medical Center, and funeral costs.

The motion filed on Monday in Centre County includes six former Beta Theta Pi brothers — Michael Bonatucci, Nicholas Kubera, Joshua Kurczewski, Jonah Neuman, Joseph Sala, and Luke Visser — who were originally ordered to pay $1 each to the Piazza family while an actual restitution amount would be set at a later date.

The Attorney General’s Office claims the court should not be legally permitted to delay setting a restitution amount and is filing the motion to set an amount for each of the six defendants at a hearing before Thursday, May 2.

On top of various fines and community service hours, three of these defendants were the first former Beta Theta Pi brothers to receive jail time with their guilty pleas to counts of hazing and conspiracy to commit hazing. Bonatucci received a sentence of 30 days in jail. Visser received two to six months in jail. Kurczewski, who also pleaded guilty to a count of furnishing alcohol to a minor, received three to nine months in jail.

Kubera, Neuman, and Sala each pleaded guilty to three counts of hazing and one count of conspiracy to commit hazing. On top of various fines and community service, Sala was sentenced three months of house arrest, while Kubera and Neuman received 60 days of house arrest.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Mackenzie Cullen

Mackenzie is a sophomore and one of Onward State's news editors. She is from Minersville, PA and is always trying to explain exactly where that is. She loves Broadway musicals, volleyball, and everything about Irving's. Email all compliments to [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @MackenzieC__ for quality content.

Comments

Other posts by Mackenzie

March For Our Lives Co-Founder, Penn State Freshman Aims To Bring Political Awareness To New Community

Penn State freshman and March for our Lives co-founder Alex Wind has already made a global impact with his efforts to end gun violence. Now, he’s working to make sure his peers at Penn State are politically aware.

NRT Presents: ‘Doubt, A Parable’

Sigma Alpha Mu National Chapter Revokes Former Penn State Charter

Barstool Founder Dave Portnoy Challenges Bellisario Dean On Fox News

Portnoy didn’t take kindly to their perspectives, and neither did Tucker Carlson, who ended the interview by saying, “Don’t send your kids to college. That’s the lesson.”

Clouds Lift For Payton Linnehan, Penn State Women’s Soccer Against Michigan State

After several weeks of near-misses, Payton Linnehan’s first collegiate goal helped the Nittany Lions break a three-game losing streak.

Send this to a friend