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Springfield Man Charged In Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

June 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested today for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities fraud.  ...

Union County Sheriff Introduces C.L.E.A.R. Program to Combat Drug Addiction

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, speaking at a recent meeting of business people, asked, “What do you think is the average age of a drug addict?”

“18 years old.”

“20 years old.”

The answer, 47 years old, underscores the seriousness of the current opioid epidemic in the state. It is a widespread scourge that affects all age ...

Somerville Jury Convicts Chronic Offender of $74,000 Identity Theft

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Jersey City man with a long history of identity theft convictions has been convicted of of stealing the identity of a Mendham man and draining $74,000 from his savings account.

A Somerset County Jury found Saeed Cousar, 42, of Jersey City guilty of 3rd degree theft by deception and 3rd degree identity theft following a six-day jury trial in Somerville, according to ...

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