Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a former fraternity at Cornell University, received the maximum sentence for a conviction in the 2011 hazing death of a pledge, George Desdunes.
In February 2011, Desdunes, 19, was found unresponsive on a couch in the SAE house by a custodian. According to the Ithaca Independent, a medical report later said his body's blood alcohol level was 0.35.
According to the AP, the national Sigma Alpha Epsiolon said "the fine would be paid by the chapter," even though the chapter no longer exists. Cornell stopped recognizing the fraternity after Desdunes's death.