Top Leaders of Heroin Mills Plead Guilty

August 15, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ –  The top two leaders of a criminal enterprise caught with millions of dollars’ worth of heroin and two fully functional, high-volume heroin mills operating in Union and Linden nearly three years ago have pleaded guilty in the case, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced.

William Camino, 38, and his second-in-command, Yakin “Yaya” ...

Union Man Sentenced for Leading Elaborate Scheme to Steal Nearly $1 Million

TRENTON, NJ – A Union man was sentenced to state prison today for leading an elaborate identify theft and mortgage fraud scheme in which he and his co-defendants stole nearly $1 million from various lenders, according to Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Artis Hunter, 50, the alleged ringleader, was sentenced to ten years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca ...

Citizens of Union, Kenilworth and Cranford File Lawsuit Against Township of Union

UNION, NJ – An action group formed by residents of Union, Kenilworth and Cranford have filed a lawsuit against the Township of Union regarding the shooting range for police officers located near the Home Depot and Union Township Animal Shelter on Route 22.

The action group, Union Kenilworth Cranford Concerned Citizens (UKCCC) filed the lawsuit for maintaining a nuisance, citing the ...

April Wyckoff's Family Launches GoFundMe to Assist with Trial Expenses

CRANFORD, NJ – Family members of April Wyckoff, a Cranford woman who was murdered in October 2013, have launched a GoFundMe to assist with costs associated with the trial for Wyckoff’s accused murderer.

On October 23, 2013, police arrested Matthew Ballister of Union for allegedly killing and dismembering his girlfriend after her remains were found on the edge of the ...

Union Man Sentenced to Three Years for Racially Charged Threats Against Neighbors

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Township of Union man has been sentenced to three years in state prison for making racially charged threats of physical and sexual violence against a pair of neighbors earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Glenn Miller, 59, of Kimberly Road had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree bias intimidation.

As ...

Newark Man Sentenced for 2013 Killing of Union Man

Newark, NJ – A Newark man was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing Joseph Flagg, 41, of Union, in 2013, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

Following a five-day trial presided over by the Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court, an Essex County jury convicted Zakariyya Ahmad, 20, of Newark, of reckless manslaughter, ...

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Union County Surrogate Warns Residents on EIN Scam

August 21, 2017

Union County Surrogate James LaCorte cautioned residents to avoid online companies that charge fees of up to $250 to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

“An EIN must be ordered directly from the Internal Revenue Service, and there is no fee,” said Surrogate LaCorte. “I am issuing this warning because it has come to my attention that there are some services ...