Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced in a Sept. 22 press release that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing videos and images of children being sexually abused —including child rape videos —– using a file-sharing network. He was arrested in “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation […]

Newark woman sentenced for using falsified prescriptions to obtain oxycodone

LINDEN, NJ — Christine Powell, of Newark, has been sentenced to jail after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Sept. 14. Powell, 60, was ordered […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

NJ Transit supervisor sentenced to 5 years for theft of millions

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Aug. 21 that Richard E. Schade, a supervisor at NJ Transit who masterminded a scheme to steal millions from the transit agency, was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Arthur Batista. Schade, 63, of Lumberton, was a […]

Newark man sentenced to eight years for drugs and stolen vehicle

NEWARK, NJ — Elias Serrano, 51, of Newark, was sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge James L. Jukes on July 24, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Serrano was sentenced to eight years for possession with the intent to sell heroin within 500 […]

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 sentenced to 10 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced on May 6 to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Shakey Hoover, 39, of Newark, was convicted March 27, 2019, of one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon following a […]

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