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Man sentenced to probation for vehicle burglary, theft in Mattoon
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Man sentenced to probation for vehicle burglary, theft in Mattoon


CHARLESTON — A man has a chance for no record of a conviction with the agreement reached in a case in which he admitted stealing a vehicle and burglarizing another one.

Johnny P. Giovengo, 20, no address on record, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and burglary in connection with incidents in Mattoon on Aug. 21.

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Giovengo was sentenced to two years of probation, the type of which is called second chance. It can result in no conviction record if completed without any violations.

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The agreement also included dismissal of charge accusing Giovengo of having a stolen firearm.

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County Circuit Judge James Glenn imposed the sentence by accepting a plea agreement that State’s Attorney Jesse Danley and Assistant Public Defender Stephanie Corum recommended.


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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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