Law & Justice

April 23, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Already facing a likely budget shortfall, the City of Plainfield may be on the hook for another $5 million.  Attorneys representing Plainfield Councilman Barry Goode have filed a Tort Claims Act Notice on his behalf against the city and two Plainfield police officers, among others, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday that the Attorney General’s Office has taken over prosecution of six cases, including one in Plainfield, and is filing upgraded charges against defendants who allegedly threatened police officers by spitting or coughing at them and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The “Earn Your Way Out Act” bill was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Monday and will now go to the Assembly Speaker for further review.  The bill aims to end the school-to-prison pipeline, assist individuals in recovery and rehabilitation, reduce the number of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Plainfield tax preparer was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud the IRS, falsifying his tax returns, and witness tampering, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Samuel Davis Jr., 54, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A 72-year-old Plainfield resident who was convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a then 9-year-old girl on multiple occasions several years ago, has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo. Angel ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison for his involvement in a Plainfield shooting that left a Plainfield man dead and two others injured in 2015, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced on Tuesday. Jordan Robinson, 25, of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 58 years in state prison for playing the lead role among a group of three people who meticulously planned and carried out the execution-style fatal shooting of a Plainfield woman a little more than three years ago, acting Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A former employee of the Plainfield Rescue Squad has filed a complaint under the CEPA (Conscientious Employee Protection Act) also known as the Whistleblower Act, alleging that he was retaliated against after reporting inappropriate conduct of his superiors.  Daniel Klibaner, a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has convicted Shaquille Spruiel of Plainfield on all charges for playing the key role in the 2016 shooting death of an innocent bystander, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Thursday. Spruiel, 26, was found guilty of murder, conspiracy ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, an MS-13 member who was placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives admitted to killing a Plainfield man on behalf of the gang, and agreeing that a conspirator would commit multiple violent acts for the gang. Walter Yovany-Gomez, a/k/a ...

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A Union County jury returned guilty verdicts against the lone defendant of three from Plainfield to stand trial in connection with the fatal shooting of a Plainfield woman nearly three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Wednesday. Anthony Baines, 24, was ...

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