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Hillsborough Man Faces Federal Charges for Ponzi Scheme Targeting Seniors

August 1, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Daniel Rivera, a Hillsborough resident and a former registered investment advisor was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from an investment fraud targeting elderly investors, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

The 48-year-old man was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 31 on three counts of wire fraud. He was scheduled to appear Wednesday before U.S.

Exchange Student Sexually Assaulted in Her New Brunswick Home

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A foreign exchange student who rented a room in a New Brunswick home was sexually assaulted by another resident of the home who entered her room while she was sleeping, authorities said.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced that a New Brunswick man was arrested and ...

Franklin Township: Danielsen Sponsors New Medical Marijuana Bill

SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana.

This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s plans to open six more dispensaries claimed to help better serve New Jersey’s ...

Drunken Motorcyclist Causes Death of Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway was charged on July 16, 2018 with vehicular homicide in the second degree caused by driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  On July 16, 2018, Custodio lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and hit a curb, causing catastrophic injuries that resulted in the death of his passenger Jessica Montes, 28, also of ...

Woodbridge Lawyer Faces 5-year Sentence for $310K Theft from Clients

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Woodbridge lawyer who admitted stealing from two clients over housing deals now faces a five-year prison term and must repay $310,000 to the clients,  authorities said today.

In one case the lawyer, 64-year-old Richard Zuvich, admitted taking the proceeds from the sale of his client’s house, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

In the ...

Judge Orders Evaluation for Man Accused of Killing Sister

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Superior Court judge has ordered psychological evaluation for a man who was extradited from Canada to face charges for the October 2017 fatal shooting of his sister.

During a court hearing today, Judge Michael Toto granted a defense attorney's request to have the suspect, Arun Aftab, 34, of Perth Amboy, be evaluated, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

2 New Brunswick Residents Charged in Nationwide Drug Sales Operation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city man and woman face federal charges accusing them of distributing drugs through a large-scale operation purporting to be an online pharmacy

Evelin Bracy, 34, and Jorge Rodriguez Lopes, 32, have each been charged with conspiracy to distribute opioids, distribution of drugs over the Internet, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, federal authorities said in a ...

Franklin Resident Charged with Killing Man in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 26-year-old Franklin man was in custody today on charges of fatally shooting another man in New Brunswick on June 30 and then dumping the body in a wooded area in Franklin Township.

Abubakaar “Diddy” King was arrested Thursday and charged with murder for the killing of Darren Fordham Jr., who was also 26, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

Police: Infant Dies from Methadone Overdose, Mother Charged 

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick mother has been charged with causing the death of her 2-year-old son after he ingested her methadone, according to a release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department. 

Lynn Bergans,34, of South Brunswick was arrested and charged Tuesday with reckless manslaughter and ...

New Brunswick Prostitution Enforcer Convicted of Murder in Federal Court

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old New Brunswick man who served as enforcer for a network of brothels across the state was convicted Monday of multiple counts of murder and racketeering.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Newark convicted Wilmer (Charmin) Chavez Romero of two counts of murder in aiding racketeering, and two counts of using a firearm for a violent crime, U.S. Attorney Craig ...

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