Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

Ten charged in mortgage fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Ten defendants have been indicted and are being arraigned on charges that they allegedly engaged in a countywide mortgage fraud scheme that included racketeering, theft, tampering with records and money laundering, according to a May 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The scheme included the abuse of the New […]

27-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 a fatal shooting, according to a May 26 press release from the prosecutor’s office On Sunday, May 25, Haneef Sanders, 27, of Newark, was shot in the area of 98 Maple Ave. in […]

Man admits making bomb threat to religious institution in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Morris County man admitted maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced May 26. James Triano, 38, of Pompton Plains, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information about an […]

28-year-old 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 a fatal shooting in the city of Newark, according to a May 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, May 16, Devante Perry, 28, of Newark, was fatally shot in the […]

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

Two charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a May 21 press release from the prosecutor’s office. The victim, a 3-year-old girl, who had […]

23-year-old shot to death in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jerrel Tucker, 23, of Orange, according to a May 20 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On May 16, Tucker was shot in the 500 block of Liberty Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Felon admits to possession of firearm, ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man who is a previously convicted felon admitted May 20 to possessing a firearm and ammunition in connection with an incident in which he shot another individual, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Andre Shoulars, 27, pleaded guilty by teleconference before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an indictment charging him […]

Linden man stabbed 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 a fatal stabbing, according to a May 15 release from the prosecutor’s office. On Friday, May 15, Quan Williams, 35, of Linden, was fatally stabbed in the area of South Orange and South […]

Newark man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced May 15 to 10 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin and 240 grams of crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Maurice McPhatter, aka “Ree,” 47, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to […]

Newark man charged with possession of machine gun

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man has been charged with illegally possessing a machine gun, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced May 8. Anthony Reynolds, 26, is charged by federal criminal complaint with one count of possession of a machine gun, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of […]

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