|Meng (L) and Deng (R)|
A Pennsylvania grand jury has recommended criminal charges against 37 people — including the brother of Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) — in connection with the alleged fraternity hazing death of an Oakland Gardens teenager in 2013.
Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng was a student at Baruch College when he collapsed during what law enforcement sources have called a brutal ritual in which he was required to run blindfolded with a 30-pound backpack while being tackled and beaten by members of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity.
Five Baruch students face charges of murder, according to numerous published and broadcast reports.
The Associated Press, New York Post and other sources report that Andy Meng, who was serving as national president of the fraternity in December 2013, has been charged with lesser felonies in connection with his alleged role in an attempted coverup.
The exact charges against Meng were not available from the office of Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine Jr., which did not respond to messages left by the Chronicle.