The group was processed yesterday on misdemeanor charges ofpossession of stolen property.
The charges stem from a raid earlier this month when policefound about 150 Christmas decorations in the frat house that hadbeen stolen from local homes.
If convicted, prosecutors say first-time offenders would facefines and community service, but -not- jail time.
The frat is also facing some very sharp penalties from theuniversity. Sanctions include a five-thousand-dollar fine, alifetime ban on alcohol, social probation and a minimum grade pointaverage for members.
Police say the investigation is continuing, and additionalcharges are possible against other frat brothers.
Police are also looking into allegations that pledges wereencouraged to steal the decorations. There were a number offreshmen in the group arrested yesterday.
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