Law & Justice

August 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of Shamus McGuire, age 48, of Randolph, NJ, for three counts of fraud.  Shamus McGuire was charged with one count of second degree Insurance Fraud, one count of second degree Healthcare Claims Fraud, and one count of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A home on Normandy Parkway in Morristown was purchased by a Florida man who has been charged with two counts of theft by deception. David A. Seigerman a former financial representative of Morgan Stanley and Janney Montgomery Scott has been arrested, announced Morris County ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Kayron Jackson, aka Alkama Jackson, aka “Keys”, age thirty-eight (38), of Mount Olive, New Jersey, has been convicted and sentenced for his involvement in the May 2017 death of Jennifer Ward, age thirty-five (35), in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, announced Morris County ...

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today proposed a new package of higher education regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers, holding higher education institutions accountable for misrepresentation and fraud and providing financial protections to taxpayers by at-risk ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Keith Enlow of Pequannock pleaded guilty to theft be deception before Honorable Thomas Critchley on July 9. Enlow, a former registered representative at Merrill Lynch convinced the victim to move her money into an online brokerage account which he claimed he would manage, said ...

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Morristown, NJ-- Local Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Hamburg, Mount Olive, and Sussex have joined together to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties’ Project Graduation. The clubs are donating money to purchase gift cards which will be distributed to children and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Hard work, dedication and years of service do not go unnoticed at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. On Monday, June 18, Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp presented Donna M. Grady and Julian Lockett Hill, Jr.  two Morris County Prosecutor’s Office employees with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Four scholarship opportunities are available thanks to the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey. They are the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, The Andrew K Ruotolo, Jr., The Harris Y. Cotton and the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships. The association annually awards scholarships to ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A civilian employee at Picatinny Arsenal today admitted his role in a scheme that traded bribes and other gratuities for favorable treatment on government contracts, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Joseph Gooch, 60, of Morristown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S.

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Morristown, NJ— Morristown residents Paula Davidoff, Frank Mertz, Anita Charette, Jessica Fiddes, and Krisann Henry were among a group of volunteers sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates who will advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to ...

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TRENTON – Responding to growing threats to the online privacy of New Jersey’s residents, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced plans  to create a new civil enforcement unit, known as the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity (DPC) Section, within his office. The new DPC Section will be housed ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Central New Jersey Assemblymen Roy Freiman (D-16th) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) have introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns in New Jersey. Under current law, handguns cannot be sold to anyone under 21 although licensed gun dealers in the state are ...

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Morristown, NJ, May 2, 2018—Last month, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties partnered with local school districts, law firms, and businesses in Morris and Sussex Counties for its annual “Go Blue for CASA” fundraiser. In an effort to raise awareness for children in ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  Joyce Eliabachus, a/k/a/ Joyce Marie Gundran Manangan of Morristown was arrested at her home on April 24. She is charged with smuggling over $2 million worth of aircraft components from the United States to Iran in violation of export control laws, announced U.S. Attorney Craig ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted the first of their four “21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project” programs. The “21/21 Community Policing Project” was implemented by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County Veterans on  Friday, April 27.  The event will take place at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street, third floor senior citizens room from 11am - 2pm.  Free coffee and donuts will be ...

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TRENTON -  Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to thoroughly vet prospective school employees for allegations of sexual misconduct to prevent sexual predators from working in schools has been signed into law.          There have been numerous cases where teachers accused of ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new initiative – the 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” – which will promote stronger police-community relations by bringing law enforcement and community stakeholders together in every county, at a ...

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On the morning of March 26, 2018, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury joined Morris Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES), Sheriff James M. Gannon, and local leaders for the monthly community breakfast at the CARES headquarters in Rockaway Borough. Alton Robinson, the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – In the wake of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and teachers dead and other recent mass shootings, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a statewide law enforcement directive to clarify that when local law enforcement ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The business manager of an assisted living facility in Morristown has been charged with exploiting her position to steal approximately $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  The manager, Marcella Drakeford of Jensen Beach,  ...

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MORRISTOW, NJ - Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury met with the current class of Leadership Morris during the morning of March 15, to discuss the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic that continues to affect countless lives throughout the Morris County ...

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BUTLER & KINNELON, NJ - A Morris county man was arrested on Sunday resulting from a police investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. A  joint investigation conducted by the Butler and Kinnelon Police Departments, the Morris ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Friday that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general calling on Congress to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spared any spending cuts in the upcoming budget. The letter highlights the need for ...

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NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that a Passaic County orthopedic surgeon has been temporarily barred from prescribing controlled dangerous substances (CDS) amid allegations he prescribed high dosages of addictive opioid painkillers to ...

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MORRIS COUNTY — Over the past year, Morris County has seen a rise in the number of car burglaries and stolen vehicles. Morris County Sheriff James Gannon is asking for the public’s help in reducing the statistics in 2018. Car burglars often go to residential neighborhoods and walk up and down ...

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Juan Chavez Osorio, 18, of Madison was arrested and charged Wednesday for allegedly engaging in numerous sexual acts with a 13-year-old victim, according to Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp.  Osorio is currently being held at the Morris County ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On the morning of Sunday, February 11th 2018, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference at the Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange to announce that he was going to reconvene the New Jersey Criminal Justice Sentencing and Disposition Commission. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The General Assembly on Thursday approved a four-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Joe Lagana, Ralph Caputo, Thomas Giblin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Joseph Danielsen to teach students about consent and sexual assault, and ...

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NEW FDU POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS OPPOSE LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA TRENTON – The majority of New Jerseyans oppose legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University.  This marks the first time a recent poll in New Jersey ...

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