Law & Justice

June 9, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ -- A local man was sentenced to a decade in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to sell more than a kilogram of heroin on Wednesday. Ramon Velez, 44, had previously pled guilty to planning to sell the drugs between June and November 2018 according to U.S.

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WASHINGTON, DC - Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Mo'Neke Ragsdale, who was raised in Camden, could make history as the first female president of the Camden County NAACP. Born in Mount Holly, Ragsdale, 47 - who was recently elected - expects to take over for Kevin Barfield (who has served since January 2019). Ragsdale would be ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ — A Camden County Air Force officer was charged Friday for allegedly distributing videos and images of child pornography, officials announced.  Ryan Osinski, 31, Cherry Hill, will appear Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams. The National Center for Missing and ...

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The spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden native and current resident Nancy Cruz, 32, completed a week Monday as the first Community Engagement Coordinator under the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. "As CCPO's new Community Engagement Coordinator, I am fully committed to serving this office and all of our county ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1649) on Friday protecting the home addresses and phone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. The bill, known as “Daniel’s Law,” is named in honor of Dan Anderl, the late son of U.S. District ...

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High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Jacqueline Khan, known in the Camden community as “Jackie,” died of heart failure Monday at 91. Her husband, Dr. Mustapha Khan, who practiced in Camden for over 50 years, died about a decade ago. “It’s the end of a really important era,” Rick Khan, the eldest of five children, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Lifting Up Camden’s Youth (LUCY) Outreach, a non-profit based in the east part of the city, had 20 bicycles stolen from its shed Monday morning, the organization announced this evening. The break-in occurred just hours after youth, who make up hundreds that participate in the ...

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CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — A Sewell man admitted Tuesday to rifling through mail that passed through post offices in Burlington and Camden counties and stealing gift cards and cash. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement that the Gloucester County man, Daniel Talorico, 40, submitted ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 34-year-old Camden man admitted Thursday to holding up a local barbershop with a loaded handgun in 2019.  Benjamin Daye, who was arrested for the crime in February, submitted the guilty plea by video conference today before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler. He was charged ...

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LACEY, NJ – Holtec Decommissioning International filed two separate lawsuits against the Township of Lacey Planning Board last week. The state action only names the planning board, while the verified complaint filed in federal court also names Lacey Township.  Oyster Creek Environmental Protect, ...

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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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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday over Gov. Phil Murphy’s $9.9 billion ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A gunman apparently posing as a delivery man gained entrance to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home and shot her husband and their son on Sunday night. The shooting, confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a spokesperson in the FBI’s Newark Office, left ...

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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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