Three Plead Guilty, Sentenced In County Court

By: Brian Golden

NORWICH – Three individuals charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes pleaded guilty in county court last week, one sentenced to nine months in the Chenango County Correctional Facility for stealing a credit card and making unauthorized purchases.

• Vincent J. Guglielmo, 31, Greene, pleaded guilty to the second count of his October 2011 indictment – petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor – and was sentenced to nine months in the Chenango County Correctional Facility with credit for time served. He must also pay approximately $1,500 in restitution.

It’s alleged that Guglielmo – on or about Sept. 23, 2011, in the Town of Norwich – stole a credit card belonging to another individual, making unauthorized purchases at the Norwich Wal-Mart. He was originally charged with fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and petit larceny.

The alleged victims, who were on hand for Guglielmo’s sentencing, had no statement, while Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said the defendant “needs to make some changes in his life, get away from the drugs [and] grow up and be a responsible part of the community.”

Guglielmo’s attorney, James Fertig, said his client had admitted making a mistake and that he “hopefully has turned a corner.”

Guglielmo had no statement and Chenango County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan chided him for refusing to apologize. Sullivan also put on the record his wish that Guglielmo receive “no further leniency with any court in the future” should he ever be charged with another crime.

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