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Paterson Doctor Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

November 15, 2017

NEWARK, NJ- A Paterson-based cardiologist and his wife have both pleaded guilty to their participation in a massive bribery scheme orchestrated by a testing laboratory in Parsippany, according to a report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Aiman Hamdan, 50, and Kristina Hamdan, 39, residents of Wayne, admitted to their roles in a scheme that has already ...

Four Paterson Men Charged Arrested In Connection With Heroin Distribution Operation

PATERSON, NJ- Five men, including four Paterson residents, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a heroin distribution ring that extended throughout Passaic County and into the Bronx, NY.

The arrests come after a six month investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Task Force, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Paterson Owed $137,928 in Funds to Support Crime Fighting Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Saying that “communities across our state remain more at risk every day,” Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-9) was the lead signatory in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging the Department of Justice to disburse Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) funds for Fiscal Year 2017 without further delay.

All nine Democratic members of ...

Paterson Man Arrested in Connection With Luring Incidents

PATERSON, NJ- A Paterson resident has been arrested in connection with incidents involving attempts to lure three juvenile females into a motor vehicle. The incidents, which occurred in August and October of 2017, prompted Acting Superintendent Eileen Shafer to urge parents to be “extra vigilant”.

In one incident the assailant is alleged to have exposed himself to an 11 year old ...

Gun Violence: "A Problem That Has a Solution"

PATERSON, NJ- When Congresswoman Gabby Giffords returned to the floor of the House of Representatives less than seven months after being critically injured by a gunshot to the head her colleagues in Congress welcomed her with a standing ovation.

That ovation, however, did nothing to usher in any new "meaningful" gun control legislation.

Just over a year after that, twenty children ...

Paterson Demands Drug Manufacturers Help Solve Epidemic of Opioid Use

PATERSON, NJ- Just weeks after local pharmacy owner Warren Cortese joined forces with the body that governs high school athletics in the State of New Jersey to reduce the use opioids by young athletes, the City of Paterson announced that it has filed a lawsuit against some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies and distributors.

The defendants, according to the suit, have engaged ...

Paterson Man Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

PATERSON, NJ – Following approximately four days of deliberations, a jury has found Courtney Simpson, 34, Paterson, guilty on several counts including first degree Aggravated Manslaughter, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. 

Simpson, who has been remanded in the Passaic County Jail, is due to be sentenced ...

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