Jul 25, 2014 10:26 PM by Marisa Mendelson

University of Arizona FIJI fraternity members plead not guilty

TUCSON - The University of Arizona FIJI fraternity members who face criminal charges have all pleaded "not guilty."

News 4 Tucson was first to tell you how police cited seven members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity following an investigation into the on-campus death of Michael Anderson.

Investigators say Anderson climbed to the roof of a dorm and fell from the top of a cooling tower.

An autopsy showed alcohol and marijuana in Anderson's system. Anderson was a member of FIJI.

Following the investigation into Anderson's death, five members of FIJI were charged with false reporting to law enforcement. FIJI's president and vice president were charged with providing alcohol to minors.

Now we've learned all seven fraternity members have pleaded "not guilty" to their charges. Two of the members who face charges of providing false reports to law enforcement have agreed to complete "adult diversion programs" in exchange for having their charges eventually dismissed.

The FIJI fraternity is currently on an interim suspension until the University of Arizona completes its own investigation.


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