Restraining Order Request Against Alpha Phi Alpha Denied

Herman “Skip” Mason

A judge has denied an ex-president of Alpha Phi Alpha’s request for a temporary restraining order against the fraternity, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Herman “Skip” Mason alleged he was wrongfully removed from his position and has sued the fraternity.

The 33rd president of the nation’s oldest black Greek-letter fraternity was ousted from his position after he was accused of misappropriating funds from the organization.

Mason’s attorney James L. Walker Jr. denied any fault on his client’s behalf and alleges the fraternity’s board violated it’s constitution and bylaws by removing him, The Journal-Constitution reports.

Mason allegedly used fraternity funds to pay for tuition and dependent care. He denies the accusations and has made arrangements to reimburse the fraternity.

Mason, a pastor, told the Journal-Constitution it has “been a difficult period, but it was necessary.” Mason wants to focus on the “work” he has been called to do as a “minister and as a pastor.”

Any other future plans, he said, will be discussed and considered at the appropriate time.