Law & Justice

May 12, 2021

Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with cases that ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has admitted to fraudulently accepting loans from the Payment Protection Program (PPP),  which is designed to provide forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bernard Lopez, age 40, pleaded guilty by video conference to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man from the Bronx was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing over $140,000 from eight older residents in 2020, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Osvaldo Thomas, age 41, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception in the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a live-streamed event, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccione, the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP discussed the state’s revised use of force policy for law enforcement. Officials summarized the new guidelines and explained how they ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A bench trial for former South Plainfield English Teacher, John Angeline, is set to begin on Mar. 15 in New Brunswick Superior Criminal Court. Angeline, accused of allegedly molesting his stepson for over four years, was tried by jury in Nov. 2019, which resulted in a mistrial after ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is warning residents to be aware of fraudulent emails, texts and phone calls following numerous reported incidents of fraud in the township. Some residents were wary of the scheme and were able to back out of it, others lost a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1649) on Friday protecting the home addresses and phone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. The bill, known as “Daniel’s Law,” is named in honor of Dan Anderl, the late son of U.S. District ...

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High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody. 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. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal can release the names of all law enforcement officers who have received major professional discipline in the state, a plan that was announced this past summer following widespread national protests for police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gwen Carr has become the voice for heartbroken black mothers who are calling for police reforms after having lost sons and daughters. It’s a role she was thrust into after her son, Eric Garner, uttered with his dying breath, “I can’t breathe.” In the six years since Garner ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A gunman apparently posing as a delivery man gained entrance to U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ North Brunswick home and shot her husband and their son on Sunday night. The shooting, confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a spokesperson in the FBI’s Newark Office, left ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former South Brunswick High School student has filed a lawsuit in the Middlesex County Superior Court alleging that the school was negligent regarding a sexual assault that occurred on February 19th, 2016 during her Freshman year. The lawsuit was filed on July 1st. The name ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for attempting to set fire to a marked police vehicle in Trenton after a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Justin Spry, 21, of South Plainfield, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A city councilman has been accused of repeatedly exposing himself to a Democratic activist and using his influence to prevent her from getting grant writing work when she rebuffed his advances, according to a lawsuit the activist filed. Glenn Fleming, a council member since ...

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