FAMU Hazing Death Leads To FDLE Investigation And Administrator's Arrest

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The director of special events at Florida A&M University has been arrested and charged with eight counts of fraud related to travel expenses, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Tammy Hamlet's arrest comes months after the FDLE began investigating the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion in Orlando in November.

As officials began reviewing the circumstances of Champion's death after the Florida Classic football game, they discovered information prompting them to look into financial irregularities connected to the music department and other areas of the university.

Hamlet, 45, of Tallahassee, turned herself in to the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Monday night. She's accused of submitting eight fraudulent travel vouchers, collecting $1,821 more than she should have received to cover her travel expenses.

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