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State’s Attorney’s Office drops charges

On Wednesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, after consulting with representatives from the Students Publishing Company (SPC), decided to dismiss criminal charges against two Northwestern students who had been charged with theft of advertising services in the distribution of “fake” Daily Northwestern newspapers last October.

Although the criminal complaint was pursued and signed by SPC, the University has taken this matter seriously and launched a review into potential violations of University policy. That review continues. Any student found in violation of a University policy will be held accountable under applicable University procedures.

As has been the case since this matter began in October, Northwestern adheres to federal laws that protect the privacy of our students, and we will not comment on our internal investigations, nor provide any information pertaining to the individuals involved.