Law & Justice

September 23, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Two owners of multiple Crown Fried Chicken restaurants - two in Camden and one in Burlington Township - were hit with a number of charges including tax evasion, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Ali Sher Khan, 51, of Haddon ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community - including Camden - are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87.  Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Fabiana Pierre-Louis, who graduated from the Rutgers Law School of Camden in 2008, made history Thursday. With a unanimous approval (39-0) from the state senate, Pierre-Louis will become the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. She ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ — Camden Catholic High School teacher Bridget Sipera, 36, was charged Wednesday for sexually assaulting a student for over a year, authorities said. According to authorities, Sipera began sexually assaulting the underage student while they were attending her class from January ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 55-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 38 years and 6 months Wednesday in connection to the attempted fatal shooting of his estranged wife at the Cherry Hill Towers Apartments in November 2018. Brian Walker was found guilty in two separate trials on Feb. 25 and March 3, during ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The owner of To & Fro Transportation based in Camden admitted Thursday via videoconference to filing false tax returns, thus failing to report all of his income, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The business, solely owned by Rodney Bush-Rowland, 41, of Camden, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — It was bound for a George Floyd march that began on the Camden waterfront in June, that political activist and motivational speaker, Ahava Divine, says she conjured up the idea for a “5K protest.” Divine was in the car speaking with fellow “I Breathe for You” organizer, Lael Divine ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Sitting in her room last Tuesday, Yolanda Deaver, 36, took a moment before pressing play on the George Floyd video. She had caught a short snippet earlier that morning but happened upon its entirety while scrolling through her phone. The 46-year-old Floyd, his neck held down by a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Former Superior Court Judge Theodore Davis, once Camden’s Chief Operating Officer, has died at 86. His cause of death has not been disclosed. “On behalf of the City of Camden, our elected officials, City employees and our residents we mourn the passing of Judge Davis,” said Mayor ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 31-year-old Camden woman was charged in connection to the homicide of Daycorey Singleton, who was found dead from multiple stab wounds Monday in a Lindenwold apartment, authorities said Tuesday.  Yushika Taplin has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, Acting Camden County ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man was found guilty on multiple charges linked to the shooting of his estranged wife during a parking lot encounter in November 2018, authorities announced Thursday. Brian Walker, 54, was found guilty in two separate trials on Feb. 25 and this past Tuesday after he drove ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 28-year-old man is in stable condition following a shooting shortly before midnight Thursday outside of Mango's Night Club in Camden, Camden County Police spokesman Dan Keashen told TAPinto Camden. Authorities said the incident, which took place on the 2500 block of Federal ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man filed a suit in federal court Friday claiming his civil rights were violated during an arrest in 2018 in which he was punched in the head a dozen times.  Edward Minguela claims, as part of the lawsuit, that he was standing in front of a liquor store on Collings Road in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two Camden men were indicted in connection to the December 2019 homicide of 31-year-old Hayley Steinberg, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joe Wyscoki announced Friday. Luis Colon-Molina, 36, and Wilfredo Boulones-Cruz, 49, were indicted for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 24-year-old Camden man was sentenced to 27 years for the brutal killing of his sister inside their Cramer Hill home, the Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph D. Wysocki announced Friday. Ramike Medina-Brown, submitted a guilty plea Jan.

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two Camden brothers were found guilty Wednesday in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in November 2018, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer announced Thursday. The trial for brothers Curtis Miller, 26, and Ryan Wilkins, 24, began on Jan. 7.  After two days of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 32-year-old woman pleaded guilty to her role in a drug trafficking ring distributing “significant amounts of illegal drugs” in Camden,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Monday. Meylin Troncoso, of Camden, admitted her role before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — You wouldn’t know from walking down the 2700 block of Federal Street in East Camden, but nestled between a bakery and an H&R Block lies a new re-entry program with lofty goals. “We’re still working on the signage,” PathStone instructor and program coordinator Darryl Thomas told ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 22-year-old Camden man was charged Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Merchantville man, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday. Anderson Diaz was charged with murder in the Jan. 11 shooting of Michael Edwards, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Over 200 cameras keep a watchful eye on more than 74,000 residents every day as part of the Camden County Police Department’s ongoing efforts to continue steadily reducing crime in the city.  In two weeks time, the CCPD says it will begin piloting artificial-intelligence technology ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Michael Ruggs, an 18-year-old, was reported missing Monday night from his home in Whitman Park, the Camden County Police Department said in an announcement. Officials said Ruggs, who lives on the 1700 block of Mount Ephraim Ave., is a 190-pound white male that is 6-foot ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The first three years of the decade in Camden saw a spike in violent crime.  The number of murders in 2012 was 67 — the most ever in the city and a surge of 20 more than the year before.  There was a need for change and in 2013 the county took control of the police department.

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 30-year-old man was charged Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man from Philadelphia a day after Thanksgiving last year, authorities announced Friday. Jamil Beatty, of Camden, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S.

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County Jail received $600,000 from a state grant that amounts to $7.8 million to provide treatment to prisoners battling an opioid addiction the state announced Thursday. In 2019, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal helped to launch the “Opioid Response Teams,” which works ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Two men pleaded guilty Monday to their roles within a drug trafficking ring in Camden that distributed significant amounts of illegal drugs in the city, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.   Jameel Byng, 26, and Kaliel Johnson, 27, pleaded guilty before US District Judge Renée ...

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Five members of a drug-trafficking organization have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute significant amounts of narcotics through an open-air drug market in Camden. The indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito charges the defendants with participating ...

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CAMDEN, NJ   – A woman saddened by news about a relationship wielded a pair of scissors in a nondescript office. There to defuse the situation was not a Camden Police Officer. It was Adam T. Parker – a reverend who grew up in Camden.  Parker helped calm the woman down by relating to her dilemma ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — At least 1,000 individuals at the Camden County Correctional Facility will receive Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder in the coming year thanks to a new grant awarded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Medication Assisted Treatment combines behavioral ...

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 CAMDEN, NJ — The City of Camden is among 13 state and local entities in New Jersey that received a public safety grant from the Department of Justice. “These awards provide substantial resources to support important public safety initiatives sponsored by our state and local law enforcement ...

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