Law & Justice

August 2, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Marvin Arugeta, 35, of El Salvador has been extradited back to New Jersey to face murder charges in the 2004 fatal shooting of Miguel Gamez, 31, of Newark. On Feb. 15, 2004, at around 1 am, Gamez, and three other ...

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Newark, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Gregory Bentley, 24, was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Marquee Bradley-Glanton, 30, of Easton, ...

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Man Found Guilty of Felony Murder  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Rakeem Johnson, 37, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, felony murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On November 27, 2017 at 1:48 a.m. a Millburn family returned home from vacation and ended up being the victim of an armed carjacking where their 13-year old daughter was held at gunpoint. Ahmed Anthony,  30, who was arrested on January 11, 2018 plead guilty to first-degree carjacking ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Kevin Jimenez, 29, of Belleville, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. It is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah M. Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti have announced. An investigation by detectives from the Essex ...

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Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Gregory Bentley, 24, of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons charges following a trial before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association.  In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun ...

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NEWARK, NJ –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend. A jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue on Saturday night, according to a press release issued on Sunday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul. The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ – An 84-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against an 8- and 12-year-old and as many as seven other children while a bus driver going back to the 1960s, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Edward Atoeff of Cherry ...

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NEWARK, NJ — In the case against Ali Muhammad Brown, who was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin of Livingston, acting Essex County prosecutor, Robert Laurino announced on Tuesday that Brown pled guilty before Hon. Ronald Wigler, judge of the Superior Court.  Brown fatally shot ...

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ESSEX COUNTY,  NJ - A nineteen-year old Hackensack man has pled guilty to making a series of online threats against Livingston High School, including that he would "murder everyone" at the school, according to an announcement by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Additional charges ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – An arrest was made Monday morning of a student who, it turned out, brought several imitation guns into a classroom, according to police. Eric Jacobs, 20, of Millburn carried three imitation firearms, including one resembling a rifle and two others resembling handguns, police ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal ...

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TRENTON, NJ – An indictment was handed down in the November carjacking in Millburn where a 13-year old girl was allegedly grabbed by the neck and the suspect threatened to kill her announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Authorities indicated that the 11-count state grand jury indictment ...

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Newark, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — The final three defendants in the shooting death of Dustin Friedland, 30, in 2013 at the Short Hills Mall faced a judge today to learn their sentences. The Honorable Michael L. Ravin handed down lengthy terms for shooter Hanif Thompson and co-defendants Karif Ford and Kevin ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Fugitives Task Force arrested Anthony M. Brown, 30, of Newark for the murder of Richard Culver, 23, also of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three lawsuits have been filed against the South Orange Maplewood School District -- the most recent just two month ago -- by students of a former Columbia High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with up to six under-aged boys. Nicole Dufault, who was arrested in ...

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

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announce today that Karif Hyder, 36, of Newark was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Mark Ali,  Judge of the Superior Court, for his role in a $700,000 counterfeit check cashing scheme that ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Adalberto Garcia, 27, and Ramon Vega, 58, both of Newark, on 17 counts of conspiracy, drug possession and distribution following a five-day trial before the Honorable Martin G.

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NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Tasheed Brown, 25, in connection with the death of Muffee Melvin, 26, both of Newark. It is alleged that on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13. Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an 8 year old girl in Newark earlier today. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Newark Police and EMS were dispatched to an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Office of the Attorney General wants you and your family to be safe this holiday season and beyond. Follow these tips from the New Jersey State Police to protect yourself from carjacking:  What do Carjackers Look For? -Intersections controlled by stop lights or ...

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