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Warren county, n.J., man sentenced to one year in prison for failure to appear

June 26, 2012


TRENTON, N.J. – A Warren County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for failing to report for service of an earlier sentence of imprisonment, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jeffrey Woronowicz, 57, of Port Murray, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne Bongiovanni to failure to report for service of a sentence imposed for violating the terms of his supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Woronowicz was on supervised release for failure to file tax returns and violated terms of his supervised release. On July 27, 2011, Judge Bongiovanni sentenced Woronowicz to serve 90 days in prison. Woronowicz was required to report to Fort Dix by Aug. 16, 2011, to begin serving his sentence. He failed to report and instead attempted to avoid apprehension and flee to Ghana, Africa. Woronowicz was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service on Sept. 30, 2011, and has been in custody since then.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited U.S. deputy marshals, under the direction of U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr., for the investigation leading to today’s sentencing and guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Eicher of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.


Defense counsel: Brian Mahany Esq., Milwaukee, Wis.

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