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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Roger A. Kelly

Release Date: September 05, 2019

PRESS RELEASE
 
 
September 5, 2019
 
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an accusation before the Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on September 3, 2019, by Roger A. Kelly.
 
     Kelly, age 70, of Hamburg, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to one count of Defrauding Administration of a Drug Test, a third degree offense.
 
     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted that on July 31, 2019, he defrauded the Administration of a drug test that was administered as a condition of probation supervision by providing a urine sample that was not his own.
Sentencing is presently anticipated for October 4, 2019.
 
     Kelly was represented by Jeffrey Patti, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Rachelle Jones.                                                                                                                          
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