Two Males Plead Guilty To Multiple Robberies

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Vincenzo Viola, 39, and Robert Capriglione, 37, have pleaded guilty to multiple robberies that occurred in Morris and Bergen County in May 2013.  The robberies occurred while the Defendants were impersonating police officers.

Both Defendants appeared before the Honorable Stephen Taylor, P.J.Cr. and entered guilty pleas on Tuesday, September 29.

Defendant Viola entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree Robbery (Count One of Bergen County Indictment 13-10-01404-S and Count Eight of Morris County Indictment 13-08-00922-I).  The plea calls for the Defendant to be sentenced to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison on each of the two counts.  At the time of sentencing, the State will be recommending a total consecutive sentence of ten (10) years in State Prison.  Each offense is subject to the ‘No Early Release Act’ (NERA) requiring Defendant to serve 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Robert Capriglione entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree Robbery (count one of Bergen County Indictment 13-10-01404-S and count eight of Morris County Indictment 13-08-00922-I).  The plea calls for the Defendant to be sentenced to four (4) years in New Jersey State Prison on one count and five (5) years on the second count.  At the time of sentencing, the State will be recommending a total consecutive sentence of nine (9) years in State Prison.  Each offense is subject to the ‘No Early Release Act’ (NERA) requiring Defendant to serve 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Defendant Viola’s sentencing has been scheduled for October 30, 2015 before Judge Taylor.  Defendant Capriglione sentencing has been scheduled for November 6, 2015 before Judge Taylor.

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