Law & Justice

August 10, 2018

As any homeowner knows, property taxes are a very expensive part of owning a home. New Jersey residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.  Failure to pay property taxes can have devastating consequences on a family, including the loss of your home.  The money you pay in ...

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If you have ever been involved in a car accident, it can be a really terrifying experience and one where you may not be in the right frame of mind to make quick and necessary decisions. However, if you follow these simple instructions you can mitigate your damages and also ensure that you are fully ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – An Edison man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The man, Gemal Singleton, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners in Edison and elsewhere are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two men have been charged for their alleged roles in transporting $2.3 million worth of perfume products stolen from an Edison warehouse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Yunior Estevez, 33, of Hollywood, Florida, and Carlos Duvergel, 53, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A former Dunellen recreation director and county college basketball coach was sentenced today to 52 years in prison for repeatedly engaging in sex acts with children, possessing child pornography and official misconduct, said authorities. The man, Christopher Tarver, 47, of ...

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EDISON, NJ - An Edison police officer has been arrested and charged with computer theft and stalking. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of Paul Pappas. The 43-year-old officer, an Edison resident, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities announced today that a New Brunswick man and his companies have been ordered to pay $750,000 for selling New Jersey investors more than $7 million worth of unregistered securities tied to an alleged $1.2 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A member of the MS-13 gang admitted Monday to trafficking illegal narcotics from inside a California prison to a business center in Edison. According to a release from the United States District of New Jersey Attorney's office, Luis Calderon, 32,  of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A one-time official for an Edison-based union admitted Friday that he embezzled funds from the union’s employee benefit plan, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sergio Acosta, 65, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty before in Trenton federal court to a superseding information ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Edison man has been arrested on charges of illegal dumping Tuesday night. Shortly before midnight, police patrolling the 500-block of South Orange Avenue in Newark Tuesday observed a red pickup truck parked on the sidewalk, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F.

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EDISON, NJ - Additional charges have been filed against an Edison woman after a fatal crash in Highland Park earlier this month. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Stephen Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department said 20-year-old Edison resident Ashley Gergits has been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Edison resident who coaches volleyball at Millburn High School has been charged with sexual contact and endangerment. Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, the head coach of the Millburn High School volleyball team, was charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Newark man on Friday was hit with a life sentence for the 2015 murder of an Edison man who was a clerk in a Newark liquor store. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that Rick King, 34, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Indonesian Christians taking sanctuary in a Highland Park church, including a man from Edison, will be able to return home, after a federal judge issued an order halting their deportation. Late Friday night, U.S. district judge Esther Salas issued a temporary ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Police are investigating the vandalism and ransacking of two homes of Indonesian immigrants seeking sanctuary in the Reformed Church of Highland Park, Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale confirmed Saturday. Harry Pangemanan, who’s been using the church as a sanctuary since Thursday, said ...

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EDISON, NJ - An Edison man was arrested Friday and charged with the theft of a $1 million lottery ticket from its rightful owner, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Edison resident Rayhan Sorwar, 36, was arrested on one count of theft of moveable property over $75,000 in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State attorney general Gurbir Grewal is questioning a move by federal immigration agents yesterday to detain two Middlesex County residents as they were dropping their kids off at school. Grewal, in his letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, US Secretary of Homeland Security, said he had ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced on Wednesday that Rebecca Dean, 39, owner of Tiny Tots Therapy Inc. (541 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) was arrested and charged with theft by deception and money laundering. The prosecutor charges that Dean submitted falsified ...

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EDISON, NJ - An Edison man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the charge of providing drugs that caused the death of a 23-year old township man two years ago. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Emile Constable Jr., 25, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree strict liability ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Newly released police reports further detail the scuffle between Edison resident Daniel Nagahama, age 28, and Highland Park police. The June 2016 incident left Nagahama dead several hours later, after he was taken to Robert  Wood Johnson University Hospital in New ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Local activists are pushing for an independent investigation into the death of an Edison resident who died following a scuffle with Highland Park police in June 2016. Daniel Nagahama, 28 of Edison, died in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick hours after ...

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TRENTON, NJ - An Edison man was arrested Thursday in connection with the computer hacking and wiretapping of his former company’s email server, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Jian Yang Zhang (“Kevin") Zhang, 37, has been charged with one count of unauthorized access of a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former township police officer Michael Dotro will spend the next 20 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the last five years, including the attempted murder of a supervising officer and his family, officials said Thursday. According to a press release from the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The wife of convicted former Edison police officer Michael Dotro will take part in a Pre-Trial Intervention program that could, eventually, dismiss charges against her if she successfully completes the program, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a press release ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former Edison police officer Michael Dotro admitted he tried to kill a township police captain in 2013 by trying to burn down his Monroe home, officials said Monday. Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, pleaded guilty Monday to a count of attempted murder in the first degree and one ...

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EDISON, NJ – Former police officer Michael Dotro is facing even more charges after allegedly tampering with a witness in one of the criminal cases pending against him, prosecutors said Thursday. In a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, officials said Dotro, 40, of ...

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