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Mom Gets Jail Time for Stalking Little League Official

Janet Chiauzzi will also need to serve five years probation, the Nassau County District Attorney's office confirmed.

An East Meadow woman was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation Tuesday after she wrote a series of threatening letters to an East Meadow Little League official last year due to her son not being chosen for a local travel team.

According to police, on May 21, 2011, Janet Chiauzzi, 45, allegedly sent letters "of a threatening nature" to an East Meadow Little League official and his son. Police said the letter also made threats against the victim's wife and daughter.

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On June 1, 2011, the principal of the school where the victim's children attended received a letter claiming the victim was abusing his kids, which Nassau County Child Protective Services investigated and "deemed unfounded," police said.

According to police, six additional letters were sent to the East Meadow Little League attempting to "defame the victim and force his removal as an official."

According to Newsday, Chiauzzi had previously pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts and two felonies - second-degree stalking and first-degree filing of a false instrument. Three other charges, one a felony, were dismissed.

From Newsday:

Chiauzzi addressed the wife -- and the boy -- [of the victim] prior to sentencing, facing them and saying: "I think about it every day. I wish I could take it back. . . . I want you to be able to forgive me some day. I never meant for this to happen."

Do you think the punishment was enough? Tell us in the comments.

paul May 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Do you think the punishment was enough? "Sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation" As long as she has no prior type of history, I truly want to believe that she is sorry. She is now paying for her inconceivable actions. This is certainly not the first time an incident involving a parent, their child and a sports team. Hopefully she has learned a lessen. Lets see if she can get through her probation without incident. If not, she will pay with additional jail time and rightfully so. Seems like she has been drinking the tainted Long Island water for too long.

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