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Press Release - Sentencing of Michael Sinegra

Release Date: September 09, 2021



September 9, 2021     

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Michael Sinegra, who appeared before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 9, 2021.

     Sinegra, age 19 of Whippany, was sentenced to two years of non-custodial probation.  He was given credit for five days of jail time and ordered to submit to a mental health evaluation and follow any and all recommendations from same, successfully complete an anger management course and 50 hours of community service work, maintain full-time employment, pay restitution in the amount of $327.13, submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $655.00.  His driver license was suspended for one year.

     He pled guilty on June 7, 2021, to Burglary and Theft, third degree crimes.

     The defendant entered a building at Willow Glen in Sparta Township on February 9, 2020, and took a transport van.

     Sinegra was represented by Bruce Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.