No jail for man who impersonated federal officer

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Hamburg man won’t spend any time behind bars for impersonating a revenue officer of the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2009, the IRS sent out levy releases to several companies, directing them to pay the IRS monies owed to Southtown Sports.

The owner of Southtown Sports, 52-year-old Jack DeMeo, took one of the levy releases and altered it. He then sent it out to several other companies, including some previously contacted by the IRS, directing them to pay monies owed directly to Southtowns Sports.

DeMeo was sentenced Tuesday to one year probation for impersonating a federal officer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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