Law & Justice

Former South Plainfield Municipal Court Judge Charged with Voter Fraud

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a municipal judge who had served in Woodbridge, Sayreville and South Plainfield was charged today with two counts of voter fraud for casting votes during two elections in Woodbridge, where he has a law office, rather than in Chatham, where he lived.

Spencer Robbins of Chatham surrendered today at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, where he was served with the two-count complaint charging him with the third degree offenses.

Robbins was released in his own recognizance pending further court action.

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He was charged following a lengthy investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which last week notified Spencer and the courts that charges would be filed.  Spencer subsequently resigned his municipal judgeships effective 2/28/14.

The charges were filed after Investigator Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Robbins was a resident of Chatham when he voted in a Woodbridge school election on April 20, 2010, and in a general election in Woodbridge on November 2, 2010.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Robbins are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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The Athlete of the Week: Caitlin Hughes Girls’ Basketball Guard

The South Plainfield Basketball Girls basketball team scored two wins to go over .500 for the first time this past week.  The team first scored a 57-21 win over John F. Kennedy.  South Plainfield then scored a 43-31 win over Colonia on Saturday.  The Tigers won 3 in a row to bring the team’s record to 5-4 for the season.  This happened largely in part to the play of ...

Letters to the Editor

Bail Reform Will Save Money

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In response to “Local Law Enforcement Weight In on New Jersey’s New Bail Reform Laws”:

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Susan Pipolo Named to Castleton University Dean's List

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Community Happenings

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South Plainfield Recreation Wrestling Update

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Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

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