Former Lee Police Chief serving sentence in West Virginia

He’s scheduled to be released in 2018

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LEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis has been sent to a federal prison in West Virginia.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Buffis is serving his sentence at the Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in Glenville.

Buffis was convicted last year of using his position to extort $4,000 from a couple facing prostitution charges.

He was sentenced last month to 2 years in prison. His scheduled release date is May 29, 2018.

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