Law & Justice

March 24, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, 28 inmates at the Morris County jail are being released before finishing their sentences, officials said today. The freed inmates were described by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office as being “non-violent offenders." The release, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A doctor who ran a clinic in Succasunna pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he conspired, with a co-defendant, to commit health care fraud, officials said. The doctor, Parminderjeet Sandhu, 66, of Long Valley, and Paramjit Singh, 62, of Ohio, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Dumont man was intoxicated when he drove the wrong way on Route 80 in October, causing a crash that killed three people including a former Roxbury High School student, said authorities today. Thee man, Miguel Botero, 28, faces vehicular homicide charges as a result of his ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury man who works as a corrections officer in Essex County lied about doing his job on two days in March, according to authorities. The man, Raymond Distasi, 52, faces a charge of tampering with public records, said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. He said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Mount Arlington councilman and a former Morris County freeholder are among five current and former public officials and political candidates in New Jersey charged with taking bribes, officials announced today. The charges against former Mount Arlington Councilman John ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. – The owner of a Roxbury based scrap-metal transport business faces up to three years in prison and a heavy fine for lying to the IRS about how much money he made more than six years ago, according to authorities. The man, Anthony Curto, Jr., 51, admitted his actions Thursday in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Machine gun bipods made by a Wharton company failed when soldiers tried to use them, a situation that led this week to a Hackettstown man admitting he lied to the government about the units’ quality, according to officials. The man, Mark Colello, 54, admitted Tuesday in federal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury teacher aide, who held a 6-year-old special needs student upside down last year because he was misbehaving in class, was acquitted Wednesday of a petty disorderly person offense related to the matter. The woman, Shannon Rooney, stood trial before Roxbury Municipal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident Christopher Faschan, who blew up a homemade bomb in Sussex County earlier this year and was subsequently found to be in possession of “a cache of weapons,” was sentenced today to two years in prison and three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Craig ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The driver who accidentally ran into and seriously injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James DiStasio in December wants a change of venue for the lawsuit related to the incident. The motorist, Mendham lawyer William Anastasio, contends widespread publicity about the matter in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury schools' superintendent, some school personnel and the township board of education engaged in illegal acts and violations of school board policy, alleges the district’s former business administrator in a “whistleblower” lawsuit. The complaint, filed in state Superior Court ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The motorist who hit and severely injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio in December continues to insist the incident was a tragic accident but fears the matter will wipe him out financially. The driver, Chatham lawyer William Anastasio, faces a careless driving charge ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Port Morris man admitted this week he possessed bombs, bomb-making material and being a felon in possession of guns, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The man, Christopher Faschan, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court to an information charging him with one count of unlawful ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A former Roxbury resident who crashed a car in February after a night of drinking - killing a friend in the front seat - was sentenced today to five years in state prison, authorities said. The woman, Samantha Viscardi, 22, now lives in Rockaway Township. She pleaded guilty last ...

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