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Belmar Man’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit with Howell

January 11, 2018

HOWELL, NJ — Howell Township has settled its lawsuit with the family of a Belmar man who died during a weekend music festival in 2015, where he allegedly was restrained by festival staff and police “with excessive and unreasonable force,” according to court papers.

The sisters of the late Timothy J. Harden will receive $350,000 under the settlement with Howell of the lawsuit, ...

Long Branch Multiple-Murder Case Remains in Family Court, Gag Order Issued

FREEHOLD, NJ— The case involving the Long Branch teen charged in the murder of four people on New Year’s Eve will remain in Monmouth County Family Court.

In retaining 16-year-old Scott Kologi as a juvenile defendant, the family court judge also issued a gag order prohibiting the the parties’ release of any additional information, according to a post on the Monmouth County ...

Monmouth County Probe Leads to Arrests in California in Massive Opioid Distribution Ring

NEWARK, NJ — The arrest this week of two California men for their alleged roles in a massive opioid distribution conspiracy is the result of an investigation that began this summer in Monmouth County.

Andrew Tablack, 26, of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Stephan Durham, 43, of Altadena, Calif., were charged on December 20 in connection with the trafficking of at least 500,000 fentanyl pills ...

Former Belmar Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Attempted Bribery of Municipal Official

FREEHOLD, NJ — The former co-owner of a Belmar hotel faces up to 15 years in prison for attempting to bribe a borough fire marshal in order to avoid summonses being issued on his property, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Gabe Baron, who owned the Belmar Beach Hotel, offered to make a cash donation to a Belmar fire company to the borough official ...

Former Belmar Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $1 Million from Employer for Personal Use

NEWARK, NJ — A former Belmar man pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $1 million from an orthopedic practice while he served as its chief financial officer.

Harry Wolfmuller, 70, entered his plea on November 22 before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark to “an information charging him with one count of wire fraud,” according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E.

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