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Two fraternity members charged after vandalism waive hearing

Mar 25, 2015

Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan suffered $400,000 in damages.
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GAYLORD, Mich. - Two of three University of Michigan students charged after their fraternity was blamed for widespread vandalism at a ski resort during a wild weekend party in January have waived their initial court hearing.

Sigma Alpha Mu chapter president Joshua Kaplan and Zachary Levin face misdemeanor charges of allowing drug and alcohol use by minors. 

Their lawyer John Minock says the 19-year-olds waived their arraignment appearance in writing Tuesday and are awaiting their next court date.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report a third fraternity member who was charged with a felony, malicious destruction of a building, less than $20,000, is awaiting arraignment.

Otsego County prosecutor Michael Rola announced charges last week and says more charges are likely. The damage was at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.