Law & Justice

April 23, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that a Hudson County company will pay a former employee $25,000 and implement workplace policy reforms under a settlement to resolve the former employee’s complaint of unlawful pregnancy discrimination, after an investigation by the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Piscataway, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka recently expressed concerns regarding the new rules about underaged possesion of marijuana, saying that he disagrees with provisions which forbid police from informing parents, in a message submitted to the South Brunswick ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the FBI's Newark Field Office wants to make the public aware of possible romance scams. Romance scams occur when a criminal uses a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. These scammers are present on most dating ...

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TRENTON -- Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey is part of a seven-state coalition that has entered into a $2 million overall settlement with internet retailer CafePress resolving the states’ investigation of a 2019 data breach. The data breach compromised the personal ...

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NEWARK – As cybercriminals continue to find new ways to cash in on increased online traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) within the Division of Consumer Affairs took emergency action today to stop an online investment scheme targeting users of the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A former Piscataway firefighter has filed suit in state Superior Court saying that she was sexually harassed on an ongoing basis while assigned to Arbor Hose Company 1 and then was wrongfully terminated. Kira Castellon, a township resident who had been a member of the company ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway School Board member brought up on an ethics complaint declined to answer questions into a 2019 Democrat Primary campaign flyer sent to Hindu-Gujarati households that named a former board member as a radical leader, causing outrage and fear in some township ...

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NEW JERSEY – With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Rao Desu, the owner of a Piscataway pharmacy has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS, announced U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The sentenced was handed down on Wednesday after investigators determined Desu, who co-owns both the Heights Pharmacy ...

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Piscataway, NJ —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer. We are sharing this article from The New York Times: WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced  that New Jersey will receive approximately $3.06 million as part of an $85 million multi state settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc., resolving allegations that Honda concealed safety issues related to ...

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Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Arguments before the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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Stop Bias - Bias, Prejudice & Stereotypes - How Do they Impact Us? Learn to Recognize, Respond, and Report Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Virtual:Registration is required. Instructions on how to access meeting will be emailed. Visit https://www.sbpl.info/bias/ The discussion will feature the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Yolanda Ciccone, of Metuchen, the former Assignment Judge of Somerset County, was sworn in today as Prosecutor of Middlesex County during a brief ceremony officiated by retired Judge and former Prosecutor Alan A. Rockoff.  In June 2020, Governor Phil Murphy nominated ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  A month ago today, the judge who sits in both Barnegat and Ocean Township began hearing municipal court cases. Judge Philip M. Miller joined judges in other communities throughout the state in hearing select cases by remote access. This week, the Supreme Court released information ...

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Hundreds of protestors – both in cars and on foot – gathered on Woodbridge Avenue in Highland Park to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd. The protest, titled “Take Charge and Charge Them”, was organized by Ashton Burrell, the Chairman of the Highland Park Human Relations Commission, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Sean Huey, 42 and Donnette Ford, 51 both of Piscataway are among ten defendants facing charges in a mortgage fraud scheme in Essex County that targeted investment property buyers including new landlords in the New York City Special One Time Assistance Program (SOTA), a program which ...

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