BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A former LSU Greek Life assistant director faces resurfaced accusations from 2019 of attempting to lure fraternity members into violating laws and university policies after a Tennessee college’s newspaper’s report.

Former LSU Greek Life assistant director Donald Abels, who now serves as Sewanee: The University of the South’s Greek Life director, told The Sewanee Purple that the allegations are “false,” according to the paper.

While at LSU, Abels was accused of attempting to entrap fraternity members into violating criminal laws and university policies after “hacking” into IFC’s online recruitment system.

An LSU Police Department incident report said an investigation launched on Monday, August 19, 2019, when detectives met with LSU Interfraternity Council (IFC) members at Lod Cook Alumni Center on campus. Members told investigators that secure databases used for Greek Life recruitment had been compromised.

According to the police report, IFC received complaints from someone named Jenny Brooks via email claiming that fraternity members were attempting to recruit her child, Crew Brooks, with alcohol. IFC members discovered, and LSUPD later confirmed, that the information in their system on Crew Brooks was fake, including his LSU ID number.

“It appears that the person pretending to be Crew Brooks had modified the intellectual property of IFC and ICS to obtain information pertaining to fraternities on campus and possibly entrap them in criminal or policy violations by utilizing the email of to make complaints using social media messages,” the police report stated.

Documents said the lead detective met with two LSU Student Advocacy and Accountability administrators who said they received Jenny Brooks’ complaints from Abels. Detectives spoke to Abels and when confronted, Abels denied involvement in the scheme.

Almost a month after the investigation started, police reports said it was determined that one of the IP addresses came from Abels’ laptop while another IP address came from a device called “Donalds-iPhone.” When confronted again by detectives, Abels continued to deny involvement.

Detectives said no criminal laws were broken.