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Law & Justice

October 5, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  John Formisano, age 52, formerly of Jefferson Township, has been found guilty on all charges related to a fatal shooting that occurred on July 14, 2019 in Jefferson Township, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Juan Restrepo, 73, of Summit, who died while in the custody of the Newark Police Department on June 15, 2020.  The death in custody was investigated by the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Nutley restaurant was issued a stop-work order by the NJ Department of Labor (NJDOL) after the owner failed to pay more than $100,000 in back wages and penalties. A 2018 complaint about workers not receiving the correct amount of tips from credit card initiated the action. There are ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city Housing Authority’s former information technology director is going to federal prison for two years, after he admitted embezzling money from that agency to buy and resell 1,500 cellphones and other electronics. U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti, who presides in Newark, ...

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TRENTON – A Nutley man was among 14 corrections officers indicted for their roles in a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton when inmates were forcibly removed from cells and brutally assaulted. Grand jurors returned the indictment against the 14 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Vandalism aimed at a traditionally Jewish fraternity at Rutgers has been condemned as an act of antisemitism by Gov. Phil Murphy. The reported attack on Alpha Epsilon Pi comes during a festive holiday when Jews pray in synagogues, gather to eat apples dipped in honey to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Thursday pleaded guilty to the 2021 killing of Maplewood teen Moussa Fofana, a deal that will result in a prison sentence of 15 years. At the hearing before state Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler, the family of Fofana pleaded for a rejection of the deal, asserting ...

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NEW JERSEY-  New Jersey will receive 100's of millions of dollars from settlements with opioid companies over the coming decades, stated Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.  "We want to hear your opinion on how the money should be spent", said AG Platkin. Submit your proposal until ...

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Morris County,  NJ - A psychologist who  served as a guest expert on Townsquare Media (NJ 101.5) for over 15 years has on September 12th, 2022,  filed a defamation suit against the station and morning announcer Bill Spadea. The lawsuit relates to the professional guests comments on the radio and ...

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MADISON, NJ - Yulia Raynova, the Madison woman who admitted that she drove under the influence of alcohol prior to her running a traffic light and killing a Chatham father of four, has been sentenced to six years in prison. According to authorities, Raynova's blood alcohol content was 0.136% ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation while also being home to the country's widest racial wealth gap. Assemblywomen Britnee N. Timberlake authored a bill that is said to address both issues but is meeting hesitation from Governor Philip D. Murphy's team.

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A judge has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education member Noelle O’Donnell regarding her wearing of a PRIDE mask at a February board of education meeting. The complaint was filed in April by residents Lisa Santangelo and Sandy Ostrander, who ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- A Burlington County youth pastor is facing 75 criminal counts on charges related to online sexual exploitation of 13 male youths according to an announcement by Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw on Friday A grand jury indicted Sean Higgins, 31, of Palymra, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — It was just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the state and the nation, on February 28, 2020, that 72-year-old Rahway resident Jane Martin's life was forever changed for a much different reason. On that day, Martin was attacked by her neighbor’s dog, King, a large ...

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BELMAR, NJ—The Monmouth Country Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of a 66-year-old man who arranged to meet a 13-year-old girl in Belmar to engage in sexual activity. The arrest of Samuel H. Christopher, of Long Branch, was the result of a joint operation between the Prosecutor’s Office ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson Regional Hospital’s marketing director is facing charges after authorities say they found a large cache of shotguns and handguns in an unlocked closet at the hospital. According to Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller, Reuven Alonalayoff, 46, of Elmwood Park, was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The family of a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an off-duty state police trooper while he was driving to work is due to receive $1.1 million to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2017 crash. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which underwrites the state ...

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WARREN, NJ — A 60-year-old cardiologist from Warren Township was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for prescribing thousands of Oxycodone pills to a patient and his wife without a medical reason, according to the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger. Raymond Catania, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 52-year-old Paterson man was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office on Friday and charged with Theft by Deception. According to a statement by Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Wayne Sessons is due in court on August 2 in response to an investigation that ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The borough of Sayreville is suing a Henry Street resident to prevent her from having animals in her home after authorities found she was housing 30 cats who "carried and spread fleas and flies to the surrounding neighborhood causing neighbors and their pets to remain inside to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The penalty phase of the trial for the Stoneman Douglas shooter begins today at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. The trial will determine whether the shooter will be sentenced to life in prison without parole or the death penalty. The Stoneman Douglas tragedy ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-35), Senator Joseph Cryan (D-20), Fifth Ward Councilman Luis Velez and various local leaders from across New Jersey, convened to celebrate the passage and signing of legislation to amend the New Jersey Criminal Justice ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Christina Bekhit, a licensed pharmacist who operates the AllCare Pharmacy in Bayonne, was arrested on June 22, charged with allegedly selling fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards to individuals without actually administering the vaccine, and then entering false information into a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District has agreed to pay $250,000 to the parents of a Westfield High School student as settlement in a lawsuit that claims that the district allowed bullying that led to the sophomore’s death by suicide in 2018, records show. In their 2020 lawsuit ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Five individuals employed at Club XXXV in Sayreville have been arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution. Located on Rt. 35, the club has been investigated by the New Jersey Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Three men have been arrested on multiple charges including weapons and attempted murder of two men, including rapper Lil Tjay, early Wednesday morning in Edgewater, NJ. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Mohamed Konate of New York, NY, on attempted ...

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NEWARK,NJ — Newton resident Dimitrios Protogeropoulos, pleaded guilty to evading personal income taxes for failing to report all the income earned from his restaurant.  His plea comes with the requirement he pay back the $674,764 due on the undisclosed revenue as well as unpaid payroll taxes. On ...

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On June 12, 1967, in the Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, the court ruled unanimously that laws against interracial marriages violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment. June 12 is today recognized as National Loving Day. The background to the case ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A beauty school that suddenly closed last December leaving students pounding on the door to get refunds and transcripts, has been charged with defrauding students, according to the state attorney general. “Students who pursue career education in order to improve their job prospects ...

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