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A New York man who was the "mastermind" behind a botched home invasion in Hopatcong has accepted a plea deal for 12 years in prison. According to the New Jersey Herald , Charles Butler, of Bloomingburg, sent three armed California men to an apartment in 2017 to collect a debt but the men went to the wrong apartment.
They reportedly tied up the homeowner, beat him, and ransacked the home after they were offered "a great deal of money" by Butler. The victim suffered serious injuries and moved to another town about 7 months after the incident.
When Butler is eventually released he will be on parole supervision for five years. The 53-year-old's sentencing is set for March 27.
Read the NJHerald.com story here .