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Double felon assigned to drug-treatment program

LOCKPORT – Malique L. Rogers of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty to two felonies Friday and was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Rogers, 37, of Cudaback Avenue, admitted to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He faces up to 11 years in prison if he washes out of the treatment program.

Rogers admitted taking part in a Nov. 28 burglary at a vacant house on Fourth Street in Niagara Falls. His brother Emanuel L. Rogers, 31, of Maple Street, Buffalo, still faces charges in that case.

Malique Rogers also admitted using a woman’s credit card to run up $634.11 in purchases Jan. 24. Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said it’s unclear how Rogers obtained the card, which the victim reported missing after hoping to use it at a Buffalo gas station.