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Man pleads guilty to receiving stolen property, other charges in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man has entered a guilty plea to receiving stolen property and other charges, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Anthony A. Austin, 35, of Jamaica pled guilty on March 29 to third-degree receiving stolen property, driving while suspended, and no liability insurance before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

In pleading guilty, Austin admitted that on Sept. 12, 2022 in Sparta Township he did commit theft by knowingly receiving and bringing into New Jersey a Black Honda Accord bearing Pennsylvania license plates belonging to another person, knowing the vehicle to be stolen when he purchased the car, and operated the vehicle in the state, Taggart said.

Austin also admitted that at the time he operated the stolen motor vehicle he knew his driving privileges were suspended and that the vehicle had no liability insurance, Taggart said.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 12.

Anthony A. Austin was represented by Matthew Young Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Sally Anne Monkemeier.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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