Law & Justice

August 24, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove residents are taking to social media to question why a man was permitted to attend the Cedar Grove Community Pool since being arrested on child pornography charges early in the summer.  After an article on TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove Resident Arrested on ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, a Cedar Grove resident was arrested on child pornography charges in early July. Katherine Carter, Public Information Officer for the Prosecutor's Office, confirmed to TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove that Jonathan Trumble, 37, was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – A law enforcement task force that included West Orange police and Essex County sheriff’s detectives shut down a drug manufacturing facility on Lorelei Road Monday night. According to a release from the Essex County Sheriff's office, nearly $1 million in methamphetamine was ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A lawyer portrayed in the movie “American Gangster” pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing $20,000 from clients to make alimony payments, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.  Richard Roberts, 81, took a plea agreement two days into his trial in Morris County on the same day ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state. The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m. Central Jersey Democratic ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Superior Court hearing for a former South Plainfield teacher accused of sexual assault was dramatically interrupted last month when the victim's mother made a plea for the judge. "We've been living with this for four years," the mother said. "It's been constant delays.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four state senators are calling for a Middlesex County Superior Court judge to be removed from the bench for her handling of a rape case involving a 12-year-old girl. Senators Bob Smith, Joseph Vitale, Linda Greenstein and Patrick Diegnan have submitted a formal complaint to ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School Teacher charged with child endangerment made his first appearance in court on Friday of last week. Joseph Pedulla, 57, of Monroe Township, New Jersey was officially charged on Friday, July 28. In an interview with TAPinto about the case, Essex County ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 23-year-old Edison man has been convicted by an Essex County jury of first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses after a case that arose in September 2016 where he was arrested in connection to an assault on a West Orange resident, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 29-year-old West Caldwell resident has been arrested and charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens ...

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NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected. MORE: Newark's Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance Gets Final Approval Booker, a former mayor and councilman ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – Two men including a man from Maplewood were found guilty in federal court on Thursday in a scheme to buy luxury cars with fraudulent bank checks, authorities said. Daniel D. Dxrams, 40, of Maplewood, was convicted for his role in a scheme to fraudulently pay off a Rolls Royce, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday. The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona.  Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin.  Villanella and Longo ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said.. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A city man has been sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy involving multiple brothels that employed illegal aliens throughout New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito has announced. Wilmer (Charmin) Chavez Romero, 29, was ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud New Jersey state benefit programs, , U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Brian Catanzarite, 43, a former gym owner from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, previously ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports. Superior Court Judge Pedro ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 30-year-old Belleville man admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley. According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach with Amateur Athletics Union (AAU), a youth basketball league which held practices at the ...

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With only a week left to complete your holiday shopping, it’s important to stay alert for scams, misleading advertising or unfair business practices whether you’re make online or in-store purchases. Consider the following advice, compiled from various consumer affairs resources. When You’re ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – David Lutter, 69, of Verona was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm. Lutter plead guilty in July before U.S. District ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe. The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Cedar Grove man pled guilty to distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Samuel LaSala, 47, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court on Wednesday, charged with one count of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 47-year-old Caldwell man has been arrested and charged with "possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia," according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. A narcotics-related search warrant of Paul Aguilar’s home on Hatfield Street in Caldwell was ...

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