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Jazz Musician Arrested in Wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Takes Plea Deal in Drug Case

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:23:25 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One man arrested as part of a drug investigation in the wake of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepted a plea deal on Thursday.

Robert Vineberg, a jazz musician, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. Vineberg was promised that he would be sentenced to five years of probation and 25 days of community service. He must continue his drug treatment program.

Vineberg will also give up over $1,200 that police found in his home.

The musician will be sentenced on Oct. 14.

He was not linked directly to Hoffman's death.


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