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Couple netted $8M from fake Uggs, designer bags, prosecutor says

June 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today.

Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy to violate the New Jersey Trademark ...

Franklin Township Forced To Turn Over Lawsuit Documents To Online Newspaper

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAPinto Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show.

"At a time when public confidence in our government and institutions is waning, it is important to restore trust in these institutions,” TAPinto CEO, Mike ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New GUNStat Gun Violence Review Journal in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy paid a visit to Hackensack Tuesday, where he, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan announced a new GUNStat Report, a monthly and quarterly review of gun-crime statistics in the state.

They were joined at the event, held at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center, by Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse, ...

Tevlin Murder Case Ends in Life Imprisonment for Brown

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald ...

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Fatal Montclair Stabbing of 20-Year-Old Woman

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Akirah M. Townes in Montclair Friday morning, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti have announced.

An investigation by detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force and the Montclair Police Department led ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Chemist Used Thallium to Poison Husband

MONROE, NJ - A local woman who killed her husband using "the poisoner's poison" did not win an appeal yesterday to have her life sentence repealed.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Monroe Township woman’s 2013 murder conviction was affirmed today by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Tianle Li, 48, of Monroe Township ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

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