Frat banned from Pennsylvania over pledge’s hazing death

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STROUDSBURG, Pa/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A national fraternity has been banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay a fine of more than $110,000 for its role in the death of a 19-year-old pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual.

Pi Delta Psi was sentenced Monday in Stroudsburg. The Asian-American cultural fraternity was convicted of involuntary manslaughter following a trial.

Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng was blindfolded, forced to wear a heavy backpack and then repeatedly tackled during a hazing ritual in the Pocono Mountains. He was knocked unconscious and later died at a hospital.

Monroe County President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington says the fraternity tolerated hazing for years.
Four New York City men are scheduled to be sentenced later Monday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in Deng’s death.

By Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (TM)

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