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LOCKPORT – Malique L. Rogers, 38, of Cudaback Avenue, Niagara Falls, was sentenced Wednesday to three to six years in state prison for a burglary and the use of a stolen credit card.

Rogers had pleaded guilty a year ago to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and was placed in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas ejected him from the program in February after repeated violations, including one in which he told a probation officer that he had been packaging cocaine.

“That makes you a dealer, not a user,” Farkas told him.

Rogers and his brother, Emanuel L. Rogers, 32, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to entering a vacant house on Fourth Street in the Falls Nov. 28, 2012. The younger brother remains in the diversion program.

Malique Rogers also ran up $634.11 in charges with a woman’s credit card Jan. 24, 2013. He will have to repay that money to Citizens Bank after his release from prison, Farkas ordered.

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