Orange woman sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for stealing HIV medication

NEWARK, NJ — A former pharmacy procurement technician was sentenced on May 26 to 57 months in prison for stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Lisa M. Hoffman, 50, of Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas […]

Two teenagers shot to death in double homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a double homicide that occurred on Thursday, May 19, according to a May 24 press release from the ECPO. On May 19 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Newark police officers responded to the 400 […]

Former Union County postal employee sentenced to 3 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman was sentenced May 17 to three years in prison for stealing checkbooks and credit cards from the mail while employed as a U.S. Postal Service clerk and for filing fraudulent applications for small business loans, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Janel Blackman, 42, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference […]

Essex sheriff’s officers apprehend suspect wanted for strong-arm robbery in Harlem

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced May 17 that Essex County Sheriff’s Office detectives assisted the Manhattan Warrant Squad and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in apprehending Corrie “Lloyd” Corny, a suspect wanted for allegedly attacking and strong-arm robbing an 86-year-old male in East Harlem on July 21, 2021. According to detectives, at […]

30-year-old man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Diogo Pranto, 30, of Newark, according to a May 18 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, May 15, at approximately 4 a.m., Newark police officers responded to the […]

East Orange man shot to death in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Curt Johnson, 36, of East Orange, according to a May 18 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, May 15, at approximately 3:22 a.m., Irvington police responded to a call in the area of Prospect Street and […]

Newark woman indicted for alleged insurance fraud

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced May 13 that two women were indicted for allegedly submitting dozens of fraudulent claims to Aflac for medical treatment that they did not receive. Hassanah Todd, 33, of Newark, and Shirell Todd, 32, of High Point, N.C., […]

Irvington man shot to death on Grove Street

Irvington man shot to death on Grove Street

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jahque Benbow, 23, of Irvington, according to a May 13 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, May 11, at approximately 10 p.m., Irvington police responded to a call of shots fired on the 500 block of […]

Former USPS employee admits to unemployment insurance benefits fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service employee from Newark has admitted that he fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced May 9. Khaori Monroe, 29, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals on May 9 to an information charging him with one count […]

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