- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island man who prosecutors say headed a multimillion-dollar burglary ring is going to prison and has been ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2a1xgov ) 43-year-old Nikitas Margiellos was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in August 2014 to his role in dozens of burglaries on Long Island.

Prosecutors say he was a leader in a crew that stole cash and property from 51 residences and businesses, netting a haul of more than $10 million.

Authorities say the crew used traditional burglary tools, including blow torches and crowbars, but also used technology such as cellphone jammers and police scanners to help commit their crimes.

Three other men charged in the case have been sentenced to prison time and three others await sentencing.



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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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