Fraternity Members Charged After Vandalism At Ski Resort

GAYLORD, MI (AP) – A northern Michigan prosecutor has filed charges against three University of Michigan students after their fraternity was blamed for widespread vandalism at a ski resort.

Otsego County Prosecutor Michael Rola says one member of Sigma Alpha Mu is charged with malicious destruction of a building less than $20,000, a felony. The fraternity’s president and treasurer are charged with allowing drug and alcohol use by minors, which is a misdemeanor.

Rola said Friday he expects to file charges against more students when investigators learn their identities.

Treetops Resort in Gaylord says damages, legal fees and other expenses have reached $430,000.  Dozens of rooms were trashed during a wild weekend party in January.

Sigma Alpha Mu’s international board has permanently suspended the Ann Arbor chapter. The university has called the incident “reprehensible.”

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