MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A former Memphis city police officer has been given a year of home confinement and fined $5,000 for illegally looking up information on a federal database.
A federal judge in Memphis sentenced Sean Fritz on Monday, saying the former officer's crime was serious, although it wasn't violent.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/VnXW2z ) reported Fritz apologized to the court and said he hated throwing away a good career.
The 37-year-old Fritz was a 15-year veteran officer when he was offered a weekend trip in exchange for looking up someone on the FBI's National Crime Information Center database. A friend of his, who was working as an FBI informant, asked Fritz to look up a car license plate number so he could recover a watch from a jeweler who went out of business.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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