BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A close friend of Gabriele Ballowe has pleaded guilty to providing false information in front of an Erie County Jury in connection with a fatal hit and run accident.
Lynne Laettner, 56, of Hamburg pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns to third-degree Perjury.
In October, Ballowe pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the fatal accident Dec. 2013 that killed Barry Moss in the Town of Evans. She will be sentenced Dec. 20.
Laettner has been sentenced to one year conditional discharge, which means she must stay out of legal trouble for up to a year.
The Town of Evans Police Department, Lt. Douglas Czora, State Police, the FBI and the assistant D.A.'s office helped in the Laettner investigation.