Law & Justice

May 12, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A 30 year old Parsippany man has been arrested on a host of drug related charges. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announced the arrest of Jeremy Mayes, 30, of Parsippany Troy-Hills, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021. Sah was last seen on the campus ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are calling on residents to submit their feedback on proposed designs for a Harriet Tubman monument to be constructed in Washington Park.  After five local, critically acclaimed artists were selected by city officials earlier this year to propose preliminary designs ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," two officers, one from East Brunswick and one from North Plainfield, have been charged with failing to report and prevent guards assaults on inmates. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on ...

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NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an unregistered investment adviser has been charged with stealing $644,000 from 24 investors he recruited to invest in an unregulated commodities trading group he founded called Think Big Institute, LLC (“Think Big”). Scott Nicholson, ...

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 Join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair for a series of conversations with New Jersey Advocates for Restorative Justice starting April 29 for six Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45 via Zoom.  Restorative justice is a set of principles and practices based on the values of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Morristown resident Elizabeth Valandingham, an attorney, pleaded guilty today to tampering with public records to conceal an illegal straw donor scheme, announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.  Valandingham pleaded guilty to an accusation charging her with third-degree ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. – A California man today admitted his role in a large-scale conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit cards from customers at approximately 80 Michaels’ Stores in 19 states and to then use that information to make fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers, ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that a Hudson County company will pay a former employee $25,000 and implement workplace policy reforms under a settlement to resolve the former employee’s complaint of unlawful pregnancy discrimination, after an investigation by the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The American Rescue Plan was signed into law on March 11. Some funding in this law provided us with our $1,400 economic stimulus payments. It also earmarks billions of dollars for rent and mortgage support, recovery money for states and tribal governments. This law will also be the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The State Senate passed a package of bills  aimed at helping the economy rebound from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by dedicating federal funding to impacted businesses. All of the bills received unanimous bipartisan support.  Among the group of five bills is Senate Bill ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now be notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb ...

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Morristown, NJ— Last week, Barbara Sutherland, Deborah Wang and Brian Zalewski, all of Morristown were part of a group of volunteers sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  In addition to Sutherland, Wang and Zalewski, other volunteers include  Bahar Arifkhan (Chatham), Mary Beth ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- State corrections officials continue to investigate a January 12 incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, now adding an officer from Piscataway to the list of those charged. Courey James, 31 a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Former Morris County Freeholder Candidate Mary Dougherty, wife of Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty was sentenced today for filing a false report with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission in connection with an illegal $10,000 campaign contribution, announced Attorney ...

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TRENTON — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced  that New Jersey has joined a coalition of states calling on Congress to pass a bill that would protect school children by banning the use of such tactics as physical restraint and seclusion when educators are disciplining students or seeking to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A local cardiologist today admitted unlawfully prescribing thousands of Oxycodone pills, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Monday. Raymond Catania, 59, of Warren, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Robert Grow, age 61 of Rockaway Borough has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker and Rockaway Borough Police ...

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NEW JERSEY– Beware of the scam. A Wayne resident was defrauded, along with several others throughout the country in a mail order puppy con. Detective Captain Dan Daly of the Wayne Police Department informed TAPinto that the Wayne PD has identified and charged Basil A. Mummery of Ontario Canada ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Police departments across New Jersey have made statements on the new cannabis law that was enacted on February 22, 2021, Now the Morris County Sheriff's Office has weighed in and has announced that the newly enacted cannabis decriminalization law needs reform already. The ...

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MADISON, NJ - The search for 22 year old Ajay Sah continues. Sah, a Drew University student has been missing since Tuesday night, January 19, stated his family. He was seen exiting a NJ Transit Train in Penn Station, they said. New information states that Sah was spotted on security cameras at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Medical Examiner has determined that the death of Warda Syed and her son Uzair Ahmed was accidental.  Syed and her eleven year old son were found submerged in a pond Grace Lord Park in Boonton on February 23.                                           "There is ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  State Lawmakers want to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.  Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) have re-introduced legislation -- The “New Jersey Net Neutrality Act” -- to establish a system to ensure that all New Jersey ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced charges against a fourth correctional police officer in the ongoing criminal investigation of an incident in which inmates were assaulted and seriously injured at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in the early morning of Jan.

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