Law & Justice Top Stories

April 12, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union Township man has admitted to assaulting a pregnant, on-duty NJ TRANSIT bus driver in downtown Elizabeth earlier this year. Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, Elizabeth Police Chief John Brennan, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin S. Corbett jointly ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor during the course of a robbery on Halloween night in 2016, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Jimmy Kearney, 20, from Elizabeth, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a single count of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An eight-count indictment against two men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside an Elizabeth nightclub last spring, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Authorities said, Dashaun Jackson, 27, of  Plainfield and Lucian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports. Superior Court Judge Pedro ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A former Elizabeth middle school teacher has admitted to sexually assaulting two of his students numerous times over the course of about a decade.  According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan Robert Goodlin, 76, of Elizabeth pleaded guilty to two counts of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County grand jury returned a two-count indictment on Friday against an Elizabeth Police officer, charging him with sexual assault. According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, Samaad I. Bethea, 22, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Three men from Elizabeth have been charged with robbing liquor multiple stores at gunpoint starting on November 2018, that spanned into three counties. According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Paul Jimenez, 29, Jaime Fontanez, 41, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, of Elizabeth, are ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man was convicted in federal court last week for his role in the September 2017 armed robbery of a jewelry exchange located in Elizabeth. According to Attorney Craig Carpenito, William Valentin, 43, of Newark, was found guilty of one count of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been found guilty by a  jury for grabbing a young girl off the street as she walked to and sexually assaulting her in 2016. Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday that a jury has returned guilty verdicts against Jair Ramirez, 43, from ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An Elizabeth biodiesel fuel company was sentenced this week for discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production facility into the Arthur Kill Waterway, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, New York, according ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man who possessed over 200,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer pleaded guilty this week to distributing child pornography on the internet as part of  “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation. MD Farid Uddin, 44, of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two children at various times over the course of more than a decade, starting when the two victims were 7 and 10 years old, according to authorities.  Desiderio Rivera, 55, from Elizabeth is charged with two ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, has released the full video in the Michael Bates police-involved shooting in light of the fact that an incomplete video has been released. According to authorities, in December 2018, Bates, 37, of Orange, was shot by an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle man along with a woman from Elizabeth has been criminally charged with orchestrating a scheme where they stole tens of thousands of dollars from multiple victims by falsely claiming to represent pop musicians, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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