U-M Fraternity Member Sentenced For Treetops Destruction

One of the men who caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage at Treetops Resort in January was back in court to learn his sentence Monday morning.

Members of the University of Michigan fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu destroyed Treetops Resort in Gaylord back in January.

Monday a judge sentenced Matthew Vlasic.

He pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property over $200 but less than $1,000.

That was a felony charge, but was reduced to misdemeanor.

Vlasic has been ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to Treetops, and perform 100 hours of community service.

He’s already completed 72 hours and was placed on two years of probation.

During that time, he is not allowed to consume alcohol and is subject to random drug testing.

“Going into this case we had a number of purposes I wanted to serve and have done in regards to the community’s interest. First and for most I wanted to make sure as many of the people who actually did the damage to the property and are responsible for it become known,” said Otsego County Prosecutor Michael Rola.

Vlasic’s defense attorney says Vlasic is sorry for what happened and is ready to move forward.