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Newark Cop Convicted of Reckless Manslaughter for 2016 Fatal Shooting Outside Union Bar

June 20, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Newark police officer was convicted of reckless manslaughter in the death of a man outside Paddy’s Place in Union in May 2016, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

The officer, Joseph Macchia, 37, was convicted of fatally shooting 37-year-old Michael Gaffney of Piscataway following an argument and fight at Paddy’s ...

Union School Board Settles with Ex-Teacher for $132,500

UNION, NJ – Former Union High School teacher Jenye Viki Knox, who resigned six years ago, settled her lawsuit against the district for $132,500 on June 5.

The settlement awards Knox $132,500:  $24,500 for back wages, $63,833.33 for claims of emotional distress and $44,166.67 for attorney's fees and costs.

Knox was forced to resign in 2011 after she posted on her personal ...

Investment Adviser and Springfield Resident Charged with Stealing Millions from Clients

NEWARK, N.J. – A former broker and investment adviser Gary Basralian, 70, of Springfield, New Jersey was arrested today, Wednesday, for allegedly stealing more than $2.1 million from two clients in order to pay for personal expenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Basralian is charged by complaint with two counts of wire fraud and one count of investment adviser fraud. He was ...

Essex County Jury Convicts Union Man of Robbery; Faces Up to 20 Years

Newark, NJ – A Union man has been convicted of robbing a carpenter in the parking lot of a Springfield Avenue restaurant in Irvington during the predawn hours of Easter Sunday, 2017, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.

An Essex County jury convicted Tariq Thompson, 39, of robbing the man following a trial before the Honorable Siobhan Teare, Judge of the ...

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