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Cornell Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Fraternity Chapter Guilty In Cornell Hazing Death

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- A fraternity has been found guilty of hazing in the alcohol poisoning death of a Cornell University student from New York City.

The judge issued her decision Tuesday, when she also cleared three former pledges of hazing charges.

The fraternity chapter faces a fine of about $12,000.

The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization's general counsel, Frank Ginocchio, says it wasn't involved in the case. He says the fine would be paid by the chapter, which has since disbanded.

Cornell withdrew recognition of the fraternity after Desdunes died.


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