Hackensack man sentenced to 7 years for social media threats

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced April 13 that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by Superior Court Judge Mark J. Nelson after Coulouris pleaded guilty to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016. Coulouris admitted […]

Two remaining defendants in Short Hills Mall murder enter guilty pleas

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Oct. 10 that the two remaining defendants in the Short Hill Mall carjacking murder from December 2013 entered guilty pleas. Karif Ford, 35, of Newark and Hanif Thompson, 32, of Irvington pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the crime, which resulted in the […]

Brashear sentenced to 8.5 years in prison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The former executive director of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. was sentenced Sept. 21 to 102 months in prison for accepting nearly $1 million in kickback payments in exchange for her assistance in awarding work to various vendors and contractors of the agency, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick […]

Gleaton sentenced to 18 months in prison for role in fraud conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — The sole proprietor of two companies that purportedly provided printing and digital marketing services to the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation was sentenced July 26 to 18 months in prison for defrauding the agency, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced in a press release. Kevin Gleaton, 53, of West Orange […]

Maplewood businessman sentenced to five years in prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man who stole approximately $298,000 from customers of his two debt relief businesses was sentenced to prison on July 19. Germaine Theodore promised customers of TGC Movement in Maplewood and Save My Future in Jersey City big reductions in their monthly bills, but he […]