Ultimately, in exchange for $1,000, VanBuren unlawfully accessed the database and provided the results to the arrestee, Page said.
The officer resigned before he was fired by Cumming police.
U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said VanBuren undermined the hard work of officers and the community’s trust and respect for the police.
“VanBuren broke the very laws he swore to uphold and enforce,” Pak said. “Police officers are afforded respect, and are expected to model integrity and honesty.”
Sentencing for VanBuren has not been scheduled.
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