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Law & Justice

December 7, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man appeared in federal court on Tuesday on multiple charges of sex trafficking minors, with one incident occurring at a Mount Laurel motel last year.  Semaj A. Gilmore, 32, is charged by superseding indictment with three counts of sex trafficking of a minor and three ...

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MAPLE SHADE, NJ — A 26-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested for killing a woman inside a Route 73 motel earlier this year, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced. Alexander Rivera has been charged with Murder, Unlawful ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced on Wednesday that homicide charges have been filed against a 45-year-old Marlton man who is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Burlington County man has admitted his role in a scheme to steal the identities of customers of a Mount Laurel bank and then use the information to steal more than $520,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jamere Hill-Birdsong, 33, of Mount Holly, pleaded guilty on ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Are you a job or housing seeker who is having a difficult time landing a career opportunity because of a criminal record? On Friday, October 28, the Burlington County Bar Association is partnering with the Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Burlington County ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Burlington County woman pleaded guilty on Friday to a felony charge for her actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Stephanie Hazelton, 50, of Medford pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to interfering with law enforcement officers during a ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A 55-year-old Burlington County woman has pled guilty to driving while impaired and causing the death of a teenager in late 2021 during a head-on collision that happened after drinking at a Browns Mills bar, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw announced on ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Are you a job or housing seeker who is having a difficult time landing a career opportunity because of a criminal record? On Friday, October 28, the Burlington County Bar Association is partnering with the Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Burlington County ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A 36-year-old Pemberton Township man has pled guilty to physically abusing a severely developmentally-impaired girl while working as her caregiver in the family's Southampton home, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced on Friday.  Under an agreement with the ...

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MAPLE SHADE, NJ — An 18-year-old Pemberton Township man has been charged with fatally shooting his friend in the victim's Maple Shade home early Friday morning, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced.  Jah-son Jones, of the ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A 48-year-old Marlton man has been arrested on a myriad of charges for attempting to meet an individual who he thought was a 13-year-old-girl for sex, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller announced on Friday.  Daniel. R.

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office (BCPO) is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of County Investigator, the Office announced this week.  Applicants must have a current Police Training Commission Certification from the Basic Course for Police Officers or ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — One of the defendants who concocted the fake GoFundMe "Paying it Forward" campaign was sentenced on Friday to five years in New Jersey state prison for participating in the scheme, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced. The scam misled donors into ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Burlington County woman was sentenced on Thursday to one year and one day in prison in connection with a scam that gained national attention after a fake GoFundMe was created as a crowd-sourcing fundraiser for a homeless veteran.  According to U.S. Attorney Philip R.

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — LaChia L. Bradshaw was sworn in on Monday as Burlington County Prosecutor during a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the first time in the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office's (BCPO) history that a person of color or a woman has taken the oath to oversee the agency for a ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Commissioners congratulated LaChia Bradshaw on her confirmation as Burlington County Prosecutor Wednesday and expressed confidence that her leadership will help continue the office’s outstanding record of service. “This is a historic day for Burlington ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ —A 22-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a resident of the Fox Meadow Apartments in Maple Shade in the parking lot of the complex earlier this year, Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty last week to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus. Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A 20-year veteran of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) was sworn in on Tuesday to oversee the agency, marking the first time in its history that the BCPO will be led by a person of color or a woman. LaChia L. Bradshaw was administered the oath of office at the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced on Friday that a Camden man has been indicted for scamming an elderly woman from Palmyra out of $16,000 by falsely claiming the money was needed to bail her grandson out of jail. A grand jury charged Yadiel Gonzalez, of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy nominated LaChia Bradshaw of Columbus, to serve as the next Burlington County Prosecutor after she first assumes the role in an acting capacity on May 31.  Bradshaw will replace current Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina who has held the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland federal prison by a 3-2 vote, it on Tuesday. At ...

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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Cumberland County man admitted to conspiring with others to obtain and distribute several kilograms of cocaine before his arrest in a Mount Laurel hotel, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced on Thursday.  Lavinston Lamar, 40, pleaded guilty in Camden federal court to an ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday that a Burlington County man has been sentenced to prison for threatening a casino patron with a box cutter during a robbery attempt at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City in December 2020. Shawn P. Applewhite, ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert. Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Bronx man was sentenced on Monday to 48 months in prison for his role in a scheme to steal a Mount Laurel bank's customer identities and then use the information to steal more than $600,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Lamar Melhado, 32, previously pleaded guilty ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office will be hosting a special virtual conversation with two of the exonerated men of the "Central Park Five" in honor of Black History Month. Kevin Richardson and Korey Wise will be participating in the event, which is taking place online ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A Burlington County couple was charged on Thursday with forced labor and other crimes involving two aliens, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger and Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke announced. Bolaji Bolarinwa, 47, and Isiaka Bolarinwa, 65, both of ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A Reading, PA man has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for transporting women to motels to engage in paid sexual encounters that he arranged and then keeping a portion of what they earned for himself, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office ...

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