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Release* ††† †††††Date: April 1, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† †††††Date: April 1, 2010
Corrections officer admits theft
††††††††† Middlesex County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia McClure announced that a former president of a labor union representing corrections officers pleaded guilty today to a charge of stealing $66,300 from union coffers.
William R. Reilly Jr. (DOB 3/29/74) of Carlstadt pleaded guilty to a count of theft during a hearing before Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa at the Middlesex County Courthouse.
who had worked as a corrections officer at the
During the court hearing, Reilly waived his right to a presentation of the case to a grand jury and pleaded guilty following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Reilly faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced by Judge DeVesa on June 10. Reilly also will be required to pay back the stolen money. He has already paid about $25,000.
In addition, he must forfeit his job as a corrections officer and will be barred from holding any public job in the future.
was charged March 4, 2010, following an investigation by Sgt.
The investigation began after union officials reported the thefts to the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.