Former Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Starner was handed a 60-day jail term after being convicted of third-degree perjury.
The 36-year-old was arrested in February 2021 and placed on administrative leave for delivering false testimony under oath during a 2019 trial. His conviction occurred in a criminal trial this past March.
In addition to the jail term, Starner has been placed on a three-year probation.
After the conviction, Starner was discharged from the Sheriff’s Office and his police officer certification was reported to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services for permanent revocation.
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