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Man sentenced to prison for Sparta Twp. burglary

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Passaic County man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to burglary charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Jose Malave, 40, of Haledon was sentenced before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Oct. 25, Koch said.

Malave was sentenced to three years in state prison concurrent with sentences imposed in Essex, Bergen and Passaic Counties.  He was ordered to pay joint and several restitution in the amount of $6,627.89 and fines and fees totaling $280.00, Koch said.

Malave pled guilty on Sept. 9, to third-degree burglary and third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, Koch said.

Malave conspired with another person to burglarize and actually did burglarize a Sparta residence on Feb. 7, Koch said.

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