Law & Justice

May 11, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ - The ex-husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member is in real hot water. Thomas Manzo, 56, of Franklin Lakes, has been charged in a new indictment - charging as acting as an accomplice in a 2017 home invasion where the TV star Dina Manzo's current husband was beaten with ...

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NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive ...

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NEW JERSEY:  A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of second-degree ...

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Changes to NJ Law Do Not Address Possible Criminal Implications for Police in Conducting Vehicle Searches TRENTON, NJ — Parents will be notified the first time their underage children are found in possession of marijuana or alcohol, under a change in New Jersey’s new recreational marijuana ...

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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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New Jersey -- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina has announced that two more County men have been arrested on charges involving child sexual abuse material as part of Operation Safe Quaratine II. One of them, Matthew Natale was a student teacher at Middletown High School South.  Matthew ...

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The FBI's Newark, NJ Field Office wants to make the public aware of possible romance scams. Romance scams occur when a criminal uses a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. These scammers are present on most dating and social media sites. They look to establish a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - A Florida faces charges in New Jersey for duping a Barnegat Township senior citizen of $10K and attempting to scam him for additional funds.. Juan C. Piedrahita, 49, of Hollywood, Florida is accused of violating the criminal portion of New Jersey law that deals with Theft by ...

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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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MONMOUTH COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS PRISON FOR UNLAWFULLY POSSESSING A FIREARM NEWARK, N.J. – A Keyport man was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for illegally possessing an assault rifle, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.  Ahmed A-Hady, 36, previously pleaded ...

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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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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ— A Monmouth County corrections officer faces charges in connection with the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Marissa Suarez was arrested on January 22, charged with unlawfully entering restricted grounds, and violent entry and disorderly conduct after the FBI was provided with ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - According to a secret recording by an anonymous informant, a Colts Neck resident - Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, traveled to the District of Columbia to participate in a rally and protest at the U.S. Capitol. He is enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and also works as ...

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Nikki Tierney's Plea to Governor Phil Murphy:  Listen to Nikki's Journey on the LegisLEADERS Podcast! MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Monmouth County is close to the beach. In fact, many of its beautiful towns are on the beach. Every year, locals clamor for a daily badge or enjoy a membership at one of ...

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RED BANK, NJ: First Standard Financial Company, LLC, of Red Bank, a now-defunct broker-dealer whose agents defrauded customers as part of an excessive trading scheme, was charged with additional actions by New Jersey Bureau of Securities in announcement today by Attorney General Gurbir S.

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RED BANK, NJ: Peter J. Costas, 27, of Red Bank was sentenced on Monday to 13 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud health insurance companies through a multi-state patient brokering scheme. The plan involved bribing drug-addicted individuals to enroll in drug ...

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KEYPORT, NJ - A little girl is mourned after dying in an accident in a car driven by her allegedly intoxicated mother. A heart wrenching tragedy less than a week from Thanksgiving where alcohol was mixed with driving, causing the death of an innocent. According to a Pennsylvania news report ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A Leonardo resident with an active restraining order and was accused of cutting a gas line in an effort to blow up a house and kill five people sleeping inside has now been found dead in his cell by hanging on Thursday morning according to reports from APP.com. A corrections ...

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FREEHOLD – According to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, a Hazlet Township man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child for the distribution and possession of child sexual abuse materials. A release, sent out by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, stated that ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - A Leonardo resident with an active restraining order is accused of cutting a gas line in an effort to blow up a house and kill the five people sleeping inside.  This frightening episode comes from the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and West Whiteland Township Police ...

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FREEHOLD – There are some bad gangs in Monmouth and Ocean County and a law enforcement locomotive just smashed into 29 members of them.    According to a news release: an 8-month investigation into ongoing acts of gang criminality and organized street crime has led to charges against 29 people ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - Just in time for Halloween, a Colts Neck construction company supervisor has been charged with taking paychecks from 'ghosts' - employees who left the company but the payroll continued. A Union County man is charged with theft for retaining ghost  employees on the payroll after ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - If a reminder is needed for harassing people on-line, handcuffs would be a big hint. Back in February, the Holmdel school district emailed every parent regarding a situation where a Holmdel High School administrator's likeness was falsely used in a social media account. It caused ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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UPDATE TODAY AT 1:38PM: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a federal judge's son at their North Brunswick home yesterday, has been found dead, Eyewitness News reported in their noon broadcast. The suspect allegedly died by suicide, according to Eyewitness News. NBC New York reported the suspect ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A medical examiner has confirmed that the human remains found at 86 Wickapecko Drive in Ocean Township are those of Jacqueline Terrulli, who went missing on September 12, 2019, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The human remains were discovered on June 18 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The We Are One Rally held in Borough Park on Juneteenth is a first for Milltown, which is not a community known for its diversity. Juneteenth is a state holiday celebrated on June 19. It dates back to 1865 when Union Army General Gordon Granger made the announcement to free all ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  A month ago today, judges throughout the state began hearing select cases by remote access. This week, the Supreme Court released information concerning the New Jersey Courts Post-Pandemic Plan. According to a press release issued by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Supreme ...

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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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