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Guilty Verdict in 2013 Murder

July 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Luis Mangual was found guilty by an Essex County Jury.  The defendant was convicted of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose.  Assistant Prosecutor Carlo Fioranelli tried the case before the Honorable Verna G. Leath, J.S.C.

Jury deliberation began this morning and ...

Legendary New Jersey Jurist from Short Hills Honored

NEWARK, NJ - The Honorable John J. Gibbons, long time Short Hills resident and standard-bearer of the Gibbons Law Firm and a giant in the New Jersey legal community for five decades, was honored by the Equal Justice USA (EJUSA). A reception on June 21 marked the launch of the Judge John J. Gibbons Fund for Justice at Equal Justice USA. The fund will carry on his commitment to the rule of law and ...

Montclair Woman Repeatedly Stabbed in Domestic Dispute

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 46-year-old Montclair woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife in a domestic dispute on Monday morning.

At approximately 11:08 a.m., the Breaking News Network reported that a bleeding victim walked into an Essex County hospital stating that she had been stabbed in Montclair.

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department responded stating, ...

Man Arrested for Murder of High School Student

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Raheem Rudd, 24, of Newark has been arrested for the murder of Kevin Barber, a 16-year-old East Side High School student, who was killed in an incident in which three others were wounded but survived.

The murder occurred on Jan. 11 at approximately ...

$10,000 Crime Stoppers Reward Offered in Unsolved Murder

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the December 2016 murder of 17-year-old Christopher Terry.

Terry was shot and killed on Dec. 26, 2016 in the 100 block of Main Street in ...

Newark Man Arrested for Irvington Murder

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced today that Ali King, 37, of Newark has been arrested for the murder of Dino Bermudez, who was killed in Irvington in May of this year.

On May 12, Bermudez, 33, of Irvington was shot in the leg around noon in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue. He died from his ...

Fatal Midday Shooting in Newark Leaves Unanswered Questions

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting.

Yesterday, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Malcolm Gardner, 26, of Newark was shot in the 300 block of Hawthorne ...

Arrest Made in Newark Homicide

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Javon Johnson, 29, of Newark.

Yesterday, Newark Police were summons to a home in the 400 block of Avon Avenue ...

Driver in Fatal Short Hills Mall Carjacking Sentenced

NEWARK, NJ - Basim Henry, the driver in the deadly shooting at the Short Hills Mall on Dec. 15, 2013, was sentenced to life plus 10 years for his role in the killing. Hoboken lawyer Dustin Freidland was gunned down during a carjacking in front of his wife in the parking garage. 

Henry, 36, of South Orange was convicted of murder and felony murder in March of this year.  Henry was ...

Springfield Man Charged In Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested today for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities fraud.  ...

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