Bookkeeper pleads guilty to money laundering and insurance fraud

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced in a June 11 release that a West Orange man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and insurance fraud for stealing approximately $700,000 when he was a bookkeeper for a South Plainfield company. Robert Keith, 47, of West Orange, pleaded guilty during a hearing […]

Leader of Newark Bloods sentences to 45 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — The leader of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced June 12 to 540 months, or 45 years, in prison for his admitted role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and drug conspiracy as part […]

Biodiesel fuel co. admits to releasing wastewater into Arthur Kill

NEWARK, NJ — An Elizabeth biodiesel fuel company admitted June 5 to discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial biodiesel fuel production facility into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito and acting Assistant Attorney Gen. Jeffrey H. Wood announced in a […]

Essex County assistant register of deeds and mortgages enters guilty plea

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced June 4 that Sharon A. Doers, Essex County assistant register of deeds and mortgages, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare to practicing law without a license. Doers, 68, of Montclair, admitted to charging members of the public $295 to prepare legal documents […]

Girls basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting girl

Girls basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting girl

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 31 that Kevin Jimenez, 29, of Belleville, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that Jimenez, a girls’ basketball coach […]

Two Paterson men charged in ‘grandparent scheme’

Two Paterson men charged in ‘grandparent scheme’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two Paterson men are charged with duping a Midwestern grandfather in a fake bail scheme, according to a May 22 press release from the township of West Orange. Jose Alexander Mercedes, 28, and Reynaldito Ulloacastillo, 31, were arrested on May 17 in a sting by West Orange detectives as the two […]

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

A dozen arrested following narcotics investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced May 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants during the week of May 13 in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered […]

Orange homicide of East Orange man investigated

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. On Sunday, May 13, at approximately 1:13 p.m., Raymond C. White, 32, of East Orange was shot in the 100 block of Oakwood Place in Orange. He was transported to University Hospital, where […]

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