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Kiburi Tucker sentenced to 38 months in federal prison

April 18, 2018

Kiburi Tucker, a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the business partner of a Newark woman who admitted to tax evasion last year, was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion, federal authorities announced. 

Kiburi D. Tucker, 43, of Newark, pleaded guilty in November before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares after being charged ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Man Shot and Killed in Maplewood on Saturday Night; Investigation Ongoing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a fatal shooting at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue on Saturday night, according to a press release issued on Sunday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Acting Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating it as a ...

Jaywalking Leads to Drug Arrest in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man from Queens, NY was arrested after jaywalking on Ridge Road in Cedar Grove Thursday morning.

Patrolman Raymond Cassella stopped the suspect around 9 a.m. when he failed to use a crosswalk when crossing the road.  Further investigation revealed the 21-year-old man had marijuana on him and he was arrested for possession.  He was also charged with hindering ...

Members of Brick City Brims charged for alleged roles in drug trafficking organization

NEWARK, NJ – Six members of the Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang were arrested last week for their alleged roles in a major drug trafficking organization that dealt heroin in and around Newark.

Tyrone Brown, 34, Lamarr Burwell, 22, and Miles McCloud, 37, all of Newark, and Martin Pettiford, 23, of Irvington, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to ...

Parkland Survivors Lead Rally in Livingston to End Gun Violence Now

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally for common sense gun legislation was organized by Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ ...

James Caldwell High School Locks Down Following Threatening Message

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Police confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day “Music Marathon” event after concern was raised about a threatening post. The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation.

"West Caldwell Police was notified of a potential threat at the high school," said ...

Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18 year old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm.

Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.The arrest followed a full investigation by the police.  

Chief Thomas Strumolo stated that ...

5 Injured in Bus Collision with Garbage Truck in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Five people were seriously injured when a NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck collided head-on around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino of the Essex County Prosecutor's office.

The accident occurred near 1450 Springfield Ave., which is directly in front of the NJ Transit ...

Nutley Schools Closed Friday Following Security Threat

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is currently investigating a video posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer made the decision late Thursday night to close Nutley schools on Friday as a safety precaution. 

The Nutley Police Department reports they have spoken to the individual that posted the ...

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