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.
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."
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