Law & Justice

December 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury man was sentenced Wednesday to a year and one day in prison for conspiring to use threats of violence to extort money, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The man, Joseph Martinelli, 65, of Kenvil, had pleaded guilty in March to the charges. He was sentenced by ...

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Morristown, NJ – A Roxbury woman was one of 19 community volunteers sworn-in recently to serve as advocates for children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The woman, Gail Kross of Succasunna, was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by state Superior Court ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for several New Jersey municipalities, who conspired with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The man, Billy Donnerstag, 50, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty earlier ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two years after they were arrested, the owners of the Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood, and seven associates, were indicted this week by a state grand jury, officials said today. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today said the grand jury asserted Kevin Lipka, 63, of Livingston, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The parents of a 6-year-old special needs student who, according to authorities, was hung upside down and shaken by a frustrated teacher's aide in March, filed a notice of tort claim today, the first volley of a forthcoming lawsuit. The notice says the Landing couple intend to sue ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for Middlesex Borough and other New Jersey municipalities today admitted conspiring with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Billy Donnerstag, 49, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A 64-year-old Kenvil man busted last year in an FBI sting today admitted he conspired to extort money by threatening violence, said authorities. The man, Joseph Martinelli, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, admitting he conspired to commit extortion using threats of force, ...

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