Law & Justice

October 19, 2018

Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a grand jury indicted five Edison police officers on multiple charges including official misconduct, participating in a pattern of official misconduct, and theft. According to a statement issued by Mr. Carey’s office, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.  Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said. Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today. Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two 18-year-old Franklin Township men have been indicted by Somerset County Grand Jury charging them with  with multiple crimes arising from a burglary and discharge of a weapon at a home on Mersher Court in Hillsborough Township that occurred on Aug.16, according to Somerset ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Pennsylvania man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of causing a fatal 2016 head-on crash while he was under the influence of prescription drugs, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement today. John O'Donnell, Sr., 59, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South River woman today was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a driving drunk when she struck and killed a 49-year-old recycling worker in a broad-daylight accident last May Phyllis Kocheran, 52, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being ...

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Menlo Park, CA. -  Facebook announced Friday that 50 million or more users may have had their personal data exposed to hackers.  According to Facebook, who reported the breach to the FBI and overseas authorities, 90 million users were logged out of their accounts, by Facebook, as a precaution when ...

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EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey issued a statement today announcing that an Edison Township police officer was indicted today for official misconduct, computer theft, and stalking his ex-girlfriend. According to the Prosecutor’s office, Edison Police Officer Paul Pappas, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An 18-year-old Woodbridge man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing two Rutgers University students and threatening a juvenile detention officer while in custody, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Najee Hall ...

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Unfortunately, a harsh reality is that you may suffer a slip, fall or trip accident at some point in your life. The injury can occur at your home, on the sidewalk, or even your favorite retail or grocery store. When faced with such an unexpected situation it is important to keep calm and to follow ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMX W5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Middlesex County is launching Lift Up! A Volunteer Recruitment Campaign in an effort to provide more children in foster care with an advocate.  According to a release issued by the group, it will be hosting a lakeside wine and cheese party on ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that joint investigations with police departments in Edison, Piscataway, and South Plainfield has led to the arrest of four men in connection with the seizure of illegal drugs. Arrested and charged with a variety of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department announced today that a man from Middlesex Borough was arrested on charges that he provided the drugs that caused the death of a 31-year old county resident. According to ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail  without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, 18, stood ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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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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ROXBURY, NJ - Two years after they were arrested, the owners of the Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood, and seven associates - including an Edison man - were indicted this week by a state grand jury, officials said today. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today said the grand jury asserted Kevin ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  After attacking a woman and three children during the spring and summer of 2016, a local man has been convicted and sentenced for sex crimes in Middlesex County. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 40-year old man from Franklin Township has ...

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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 Tuesday that a man and his companies, including one based in Edison, have been ordered to pay $750,000 for selling New Jersey investors more than $7 million worth of unregistered securities tied ...

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