United States Attorney Kathleen M. Mehltretter announced that former Hamburg, New York Police Detective Laurie Staley-Stone was sentenced to four months in Prison based on her August 26, 2009 plea of guilty to exceeding her authorized access as a police officer to information contained in the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) Computer. Staley-Stone was sentenced by United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy on November 24th.
In imposing the four month sentence on Staley-Stone, Judge McCarthy told her that he thoroughly reviewed the sentencing memorandum submitted on her behalf as well as numerous letters of support that friends, relatives, and former colleagues had submitted and told the defendant in sentencing her that he had to consider the seriousness of the offense, respect for the law, and a just punishment. He further commented that by providing information about members of the Kingsmen Motorcyle Club to a member of the rival Chosen Few Motorcycle Club of Depew, Staley-Stone had put individuals in harm’s way, which he termed serious. The fact that no one was harmed as a result of her actions was not the result of anything that she had done.
The investigation that lead to Staley-Stone’s August 26 guilty plea and last week’s sentencing was a spin off of the investigation conducted of the activities of the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club by Special Agents of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and officers of the New York State Police.
Source: U.S.A.O., Western District of New York