A man accused of vandalizing a building after it was built to withstand earthquakes will face a judge
NEW YORK — A man who allegedly spray-painted aluminum doors and aluminum storefronts with anti-government graffiti has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Michael Vittorio, 44, of East New York, pleaded guilty last year to a felony vandalism charge stemming from an incident in which he damaged and defaced a building in East New England in October 2016.
The New York State Supreme Court also ordered Vittoro to pay a $2,500 fine and serve three years of supervised release.
Vittorio pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal mischief and criminal mischief by means of an instrument of mass destruction.
He was arrested in January 2018.
During the incident, which took place on a street in East Manhattan, Vittoria vandalized a building on a corner in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
He sprayed the windows with a red spray paint and painted the exterior of the building with the words, “We hate you” and “No Peace.”
He then defaced the building’s entrance with graffiti.
The police reported that a man was inside the building at the time of the incident.
An FBI Special Agent in Charge with the New York Division of Criminal Investigation, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Christopher K. Fenn, announced Vittori was sentenced Thursday.