The June 13, 2008 article about a graduate student facing charges for breaking and entering gave misleading information about the prison term he may face. Though a sentence of up to 20 years in state prison is allowed under Massachusetts General Law, the Massachusetts Sentencing Guidelines make it difficult to impose more than a one year sentence for a first-time offender.
The same article misspelled the name of graduate student Michael P. Short’s attorney. Short is represented by Steven J. Sack, not Fack. Sack also represented Kristina K. Brown ’09 when she faced similar charges after being found in the Faculty Club in the middle of the night in 2006.