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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Plea of Matthew Morley

Release Date: November 30, 2020



November 30, 2020

     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the entry of a guilty plea to an indictment before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on November 30, 2020, by Matthew Morley.

     Morley, age 39 of Montrose, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to Perjury, a third degree crime.  Sentencing is presently anticipated for January 14, 2021.

     In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to making a false material statement while under oath in Vernon Municipal Court on January 16, 2018.

     The case was investigated by Detective Shaun Fitzgerald of the Vernon Township Police Department.

     Morley was represented by Bruce C. Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.