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Press Release - Sentencing of Thomas Ziniewicz

Release Date: August 05, 2021

August 5, 2021   
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Thomas Ziniewicz, who appeared before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on August 5, 2021.
     Ziniewicz, age 49 of Vernon, was sentenced to five years of probation and 120 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility, to be served on weekends.  He was ordered to submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00.
     He pled guilty on June 14, 2021, to Failure to Register, a third degree crime.
     The defendant failed to notify the Vernon Township Police Department of his change in employment status as a person requiring registration under the New Jersey Sex Offender Act.
     Ziniewicz was represented by Bruce C. Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.