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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Kelly M. Willard

Release Date: February 16, 2018

February 14, 2018

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 13, 2018 by Kelly M. Willard.
     Willard, age 38, of Ogdensburg, pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property, a crime of the third degree and fourth degree Illegal Transport of Weapons.  Sentencing is presently scheduled for April 6, 2018.
     The defendant admitted to accepting laptops, jewelry and various other items into her residence knowing that they were stolen from several Sussex County homes. She also admitted to driving with co-defendants to Paterson illegally transporting weapons taken during a burglary by a co-defendant, which were later sold for drugs.
     Willard was represented by Shaun Russell, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.