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

March 23, 2017

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 ...

Belleville Man Charged in Death of Verona Woman Killed in DWI Motor Vehicle  Crash

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Verona Police Chief Mitchell Stern announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Anthony V. Casale, Jr., 25, of Belleville with first degree death by auto in connection with the death of Megan E. Villanella, 34, of Verona.

Casale is also charged with second degree assault by auto and ...

Man Man Indicted for Three Murders and One Attempted Murder

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, of Orange has been indicted on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three women between September 1, 2016 and November 22, 2016. He has also been charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and attempted murder of a fourth woman who survived the ...

Top Member of Carjacking Ring that Trafficked Luxury Cars to West Africa Pleads Guilty and Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence


TRENTON, NJ –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that an Essex County man pleaded guilty today to a first-degree charge for his role as a top member of a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa.

Kyle Champagnie, 30, of Irvington, pleaded guilty today to ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

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