TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - The Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office is asking the federal government for help to bring back a Purdue student charged with changing his grades illegally.
Pat Harrington tells News 18 that his office has submitted a request to federal authorities to file an unlawful flight to avoid prosecution charge against Mitsutoshi Shirasaki who is believed to be in Japan.
The request is one of the first steps in a long process to try to bring Shirasaki back to the U.S., a process that could take months or even years.
As News 18 reported in June, for years, investigators say Shirasaki along with two friends stole passwords from professor's keyboards and then changed their grades. Roy Sun and SuJay Sharma have jury trials scheduled set for February for their alleged roles in the scheme.
A Lafayette man charged with multiple bank robberies in Tippecanoe and Clinton Counties pleads guilty to a series of bank robberies in Illinois.
The drop in temperatures brings the potential for health dangers, such as hypothermia and frost bite. The bitter temperatures can pose a threat for children, adults and pets.
As it stands Wednesday, there will be no FEMA aid for tornado survivors in Howard County.