Law & Justice

June 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A Cedar Grove resident who is a member of the Lucchese Crime Family was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for planning and carrying out an aggravated assault on the husband of one of the former stars of the TV series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”  Acting U.S. Attorney ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona. The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — A Roseland police officer who resides in West Caldwell is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief Dennis Capriglione Jr. and Roseland Police Captain ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Township Council has appointed Brian J. Aloia as the Verona Township Attorney for the 2021 calendar year. The appointment was made official at the council's most recent virtual meeting earlier this month. A principal attorney at the Aloia Law Firm, LLC, Aloia represents public ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield woman who documented her activity on her Facebook page has been charged after an FBI investigation with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with unlawful entry and violent ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother.  Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II made the announcement today as part of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two residents of Cedar Grove who were employed by a Fairfield business were arrested last week on a variety of fraud charges that allegedly relate to the theft of more than $1 million. The Fairfield Police Department announced the arrest of Regina DeComa, 36, of Cedar Grove and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Cedar Grove resident who has been a soldier in the Lucchese Crime Family admitted on Wednesday that he planned and carried out an aggravated assault on the current husband of one of the former stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey." According to an ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A mail carrier from Hudson County with the U.S. Postal Service was arrested Wednesday for dumping 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West Orange. According ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Cedar Grove resident employed at a public university admitted on Wednesday his role in a scheme to defraud public and private health benefits programs of at least $5.3 million for the billing of medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Former Montclair Councilor Renee Baskerville has issued a statement regarding a recent matter that occurred in Montclair, where a woman called the police on her neighbors following a dispute that she initiated on their property. The story made national headlines after video was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A woman employed at Mountainside Medical Center was dismissed from her position after videos surfaced of her yelling at Black Lives Matter protesters at a counter-protest in Nutley. Twitter users reported that Valerie Pastore of Nutley was seen at an anti-Black Lives Matter ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An organized crime soldier from Cedar Grove was one of two men arrested Tuesday on federal charges. Thomas Manzo, 55, of Franklin Lakes, and John Perna, 43, of Cedar Grove, each have been charged by indictment with committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity and ...

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