Newark man sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A fourth leader was sentenced to state prison on Dec. 6 in connection with an elaborate fraud scheme in which the participants used fictitious identities to obtain credit cards and open bank accounts that they used to steal approximately $3 million from various banks, according to a press release from Attorney […]

Gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 5 for murder in aid of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drug crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Khalil Stafford, aka “Stod” and “Homicide,” 35, of Newark, was previously convicted following a […]

Seven charged in interstate scheme to steal more than $235K

TRENTON, NJ — Charges have been filed against seven individuals in an interstate scheme to steal more than $235,000 from three insurance annuity policies, according to a Dec. 5 press release from Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. An Ohio resident and three New Jersey residents were charged with […]

Man shot on 45th Street in Maplewood

Man shot on 45th Street in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A man was non-fatally shot on 45th Street in Maplewood, according information sent to the News-Record from Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul; DeVaul’s information came from a report of the incident made by Lt. Peter Kuenzel. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6:11 p.m., Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa, located at 1511 […]

Man sentenced to 16 years for robbery

NEWARK, NJ — Brian Alston, 47, of Hillside, was sentenced to 16 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Marysol Rosero, according to a Nov. 26 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Assistant Prosecutor Dawn Damico, who tried the case, said Alston will have to serve 85 percent of his […]

Newark gang members admit to drug and firearm offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Members of the “Famous Boyz” street gang have admitted to firearms and narcotics distribution offenses as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Nov. 26. Shaka McKinney, 25, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with being a felon in […]

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

Allegations of abuse at Essex County Jail deemed unfounded by ECPO

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Nov. 26 that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, more commonly known as the Internal Affairs Unit, has concluded that claims made by two ICE detainees that they were abused while in custody at the Essex County Jail were not […]

Tax preparer and husband plead guilty to tax fraud scheme

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced Nov. 22 that a tax preparer, her husband and a co-conspirator were sentenced to prison or face prison after pleading guilty for their roles in a scheme in which they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars by filing false tax returns with the state of Hawaii to […]