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Ex School Aid, Charged with Sex Acts in Roxbury, is PR Problem for Maplewood District

June 23, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange-Maplewood school officials are defending their lack of candor about a former Maplewood teacher's aide who was charged with several lewd acts involving minors, including sexually assaulting them in a Roxbury supermarket last year.

A June 19 report on NJ.com about the charges facing the former paraprofessional, 21-year-old Kenneth Palmer, prompted ...

District Court Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss by School District of the Chathams in Complaint Made by Chatham Mom

CHATHAM, NJ - A motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit against the School District of the Chathams was denied by U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty, according to an announcement made by the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing the plaintiff, Libby Hilsenrath of Chatham.

In January, Chatham Middle School mother, Libby Hilsenrath, along with her minor child, filed suit in ...

Couple netted $8M from fake Uggs, designer bags, prosecutor says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today.

Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy to violate the New Jersey Trademark ...

Bloomfield Resident Admits Embezzling over $220K from Mayoral Campaign in Newark

NEWARK, NJ.- A Bloomfield man entered a plea of guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court today to chargies of wire fraud, bank fraud, and tax evasion.

Frederick Murphy, 56, admitted embezzling over $220,000 in campaign funds while serving as the treasurer for a Newark mayoral campaign, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

According ...

Franklin Township Forced To Turn Over Lawsuit Documents To Online Newspaper

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAPinto Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show.

"At a time when public confidence in our government and institutions is waning, it is important to restore trust in these institutions,” TAPinto CEO, Mike ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New GUNStat Gun Violence Review Journal in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy paid a visit to Hackensack Tuesday, where he, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan announced a new GUNStat Report, a monthly and quarterly review of gun-crime statistics in the state.

They were joined at the event, held at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center, by Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse, ...

Tevlin Murder Case Ends in Life Imprisonment for Brown

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald ...

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