FAMU Band Probe Uncovers Fraud and Law Breaking
As part of probe into the Florida A&M University marching band sparked by the hazing-linked death of member Robert Champion last month, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has announced they've uncovered possible fraud and misconduct at the school. Details on the allegations however have not been released.
The FDLE sent a letter to the FAMU board of trustees and the head of the state university system notifying them of possible violations of the law. The discovery will prompt a second investigation at the school separate from the investigation into Champion's death.
All that's known about the possible misconduct is that it was carried out by employees and others associated with the university.
The news comes just a day after three FAMU band members were arrested for hazing activities that left a female band member's leg broken.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Dolphins Fire Kevin Coyle, Promote Lou Anarumo
Thu., Oct. 15, 7:00pm
Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 17, 12:00am
Sat., Oct. 17, 10:00am
- The Six Phases of a Gentrifying Neighborhood in Miami
- Chiquitica, Dog Who Sailed From Cuba Last Month, Hit by Car