Former sheriff’s security guard sentenced to prison for illegal gun

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 24 that Ignacio Pimentel, 43, of East Orange, a former Essex County Sheriff’s Office security guard, was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Pimentel must serve one year before […]

Montclair man sentenced to 6 years in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — The owner and manager of a New Jersey hedge fund was sentenced July 12 to six years in prison for defrauding two investors of $4 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nicholas Lattanzio, 62, of Montclair, was previously convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of wire […]

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 […]