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Hackensack Man Indicted in Livingston High School Threat Case

April 5, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Hudson County grand jury returned a 13-count indictment charging John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack with making threats to Livingston High School on social media that resulted in the shutdown of the school last fall, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Wednesday.

According to Murray, the case was moved from Essex County, where the crimes occurred, to ...

Driver in Short Hills Mall Carjacking Murder Convicted on All Counts

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Basim Henry, 36, of South Orange of murder and felony murder for the Dec. 15, 2013 murder of 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland, following a trial before the Honorable Michael L. Ravin, Judge of the Superior Court.

Henry was also convicted of conspiracy to ...

Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder for Firing Gun at Detectives

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for firing a handgun at plainclothes detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015. The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team because another county detective fired two shots at the man during a subsequent ...

General Manager of Used Car Dealership Sentenced to 10 Years for Role in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam

TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced today that the manager of a now-defunct Bergen County used car dealership was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role as “point man” in a bank financing scam that netted $1.4 million in fraudulent loans for luxury cars.

Hector Marquez, the general manager ...

Indicted on Multiple Charges of Extortion and Manufacturing Child Pornography for Allegedly Blackmailing Underage Girls

TRENTON - Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man was indicted today on charges of extortion and manufacturing child pornography for allegedly using the Internet to blackmail five young teenage girls across the United States into posing nude and engaging in sexual conduct on web cameras while he recorded them.

Daniel Derringer III, 28, of Lake Worth, Fla., ...

Victims Found in 'Housewives' Star's Burning Audi Identified

PATERSON, N.J. - The Passaic County Prosecutors office along with the Paterson Police Department announced Monday that the two deceased victims found in a burning Audi have been positively identified as Aaron Anderson, age 27, and Antonio Vega Jr., age 25, both of Paterson, New Jersey.

At 2:00 a.m. March 17 police and fire officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near ...

Leader of Major Weapons Trafficking Ring That Sold High-Powered Assault Rifles Sentenced

TRENTON –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that the leader of a major weapons trafficking ring in Newark was sentenced today to 18 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty to a first-degree weapons charge as a result of an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Weapons Trafficking North Unit and the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime ...

NJ State Police and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Seize 14 Kilos of Fetanyl

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – A cooperative investigation by the New Jersey State Police Trafficking South Unit and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cherry Hill Office resulted in the arrest of Yahmire Boardley, 22, of Camden, N.J. and the seizure of 14 kilograms of fentanyl.

On Thursday, March 16, State Police detectives from Trafficking South, Hazmat, K-9, Crime Suppression ...

Former Executive Director Of The Ramapo Local Development Corporation Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud And Conspiracy Charges

USDOJ - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that N. AARON TROODLER, the former Executive Director of the Ramapo Local Development Corporation (“RLDC”), pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel to conspiring with Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence to commit securities fraud as a result of a scheme to ...

Man Admits Robbing the Same 7-Eleven Three Times

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Idris Allen, 38, of Newark pled guilty before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, to first degree armed robbery for a string of robberies that occurred at the same 7-Eleven in the 700 block of Broad Street in Newark.

Assistant Prosecutor Jason Goldberg, who handled the case, said ...

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