Irvington man sentenced to prison for fraudulent check scheme

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Irvington man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a phony check scheme that stole more than $2 million in merchandise from multiple home improvement stores throughout the country, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Oct. 10. Reginald Phillips, 56, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge […]

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

Felon sentenced to prison for illegally possessing firearm

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced on Oct. 7 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard D. Williams, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of […]

Newark man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Alrashim Chambers, 32, of Newark, was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic after an Essex County jury convicted him of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of Rajaee Montgomery, 22, according to a Sept. 27 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor […]

Man sentenced to 14 years for vehicular homicide

Man sentenced to 14 years for vehicular homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — Carlos Green, 44, of Irvington, was sentenced to 14 years in New Jersey State Prison for striking Billy Ray Dudley, 54, of East Orange, with his vehicle and killing the man, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in a Sept. 20 release. Under the No Early Release Act, Green […]

Former Newark lawyers sentenced for stealing from clients

NEWARK, NJ — Richard M. Roberts and Gerald M. Saluti Jr., attorneys who formerly operated a Newark law firm, were sentenced Sept. 19 for stealing thousands of dollars from clients of his firm, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced. Roberts, 81, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to five years of probation, conditional upon performance of 270 […]

Northern State corrections officer sentenced to three years probation

NEWARK, NJ — Former Northern State Prison corrections officer Avril D. Richardson, 46, of Elizabeth, has been sentenced to three years probation by Superior Court Judge Mark S. Ali, according to an Aug. 30 press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.  In addition to probation, Richardson was forced to forfeit her job […]

Two men sentenced to federal prison for drugs, weapons

NEWARK NJ — Two men were sentenced Aug. 19 to federal prison terms following their convictions on multiple drug and weapons offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jesse Tullies, 54, of Hillside, was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison and Eugene Williams, 34, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years and 10 […]

Man sentenced to 23 years for shooting a man on ladder

NEWARK, NJ — Al Rashid, 46, of Newark, has been sentenced to 23 years in New Jersey State Prison for shooting a man off a ladder while he worked on the roof of a church, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in an Aug. 14 press release. Rashid was found guilty of […]

Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

Edison man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder in WO

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 12, John Searles, 23, of Edison, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Verna Leath after an Essex County jury convicted him of first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II. Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Faloyin, who […]