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Jury Finds Pit Bull Owner Responsible, Landlord Negligent in 2015 Attack on Woman, Dog at Spring Lake Park

January 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A jury in Middlesex County Court earlier this month ruled in favor of the South Plainfield resident attacked by a dog at Spring Lake Park nearly three years ago. According to plaintiff Katie Stilo, both the property owner and the owner of the dog were found to be negligent in the 2015 attack on her and her dog.

On the afternoon of May 3, 2015, Katie ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Admits to Tax Evasion, Heading to Florida for Reunion Show

NEWARK, N.J. — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore” reality television fame has admitted in court that he cheated on his income taxes and faces up to five years in prison.

Sorrentino, 36, pleaded guilty today, January 19, to one count of tax evasion, admitting that in 2011 he concealed his taxable income by making cash deposits into bank accounts ...

Bloomfield Attorney Sentenced to Three Years Probation for Failing to Pay Taxes

NEWARK, N.J. - An attorney from Bloomfield was sentenced today  to three years’ probation, including 10 months of home confinement, for failing to pay personal and employment payroll taxes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Richard Roberts, 80, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an ...

$45 Million Multi-State Settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation

TRENTON -- Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced  that New Jersey has entered into a $45 million multi-state settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation that resolves allegations the New-Jersey-based company improperly serviced mortgage loans during a four-year period. In addition to New Jersey, the overall settlement involves Attorneys General and state mortgage regulators ...

Former Rutgers Football Player Pleads Guilty in 2015 Home Invasions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8.

Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement.

He ple​ade​d guilty to an array of robbery and burglary ...

Students File Three Lawsuits Related to Alleged Sexual Misconduct By Former Columbia H. S. Teacher

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Three lawsuits have been filed against the South Orange Maplewood School District -- the most recent just two month ago -- by students of a former Columbia High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with up to six under-aged boys.

Nicole Dufault, who was arrested in September 2014, and is still awaiting trial on related criminal charges, is ...

Neptune Women Arrested in Case of Dog Stolen from Monmouth SPCA on Christmas Eve

EATONTOWN, NJ — A 63-year-old Neptune resident has been arrested in the case of the Pomeranian dog stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

Susan Bajew, who was a customer at the shelter that day and a former volunteer, confessed to taking the dog because she had no money to buy the 9-year-old dog, according to the Eatontown ...

Former Rutgers student pleads guilty to involvement cyber attack which crashed internet at university

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

Nutley Resident Arrested and Charged in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

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