Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Newark man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Union County carjacking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced March 9 to 20 years in prison for committing a gunpoint carjacking in Union County, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Hasson Thomas, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to superseding information charging him with one count of carjacking, one count […]

Father and son sentenced to prison for food stamps scheme

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County father and son have been sentenced to prison for their roles in exchanging $3.49 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced March 5. Jose Perdomo, 35, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 months of home detention and five years of probation. He […]

Former Newark police officer found guilty of fraud conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 24, a former Newark police officer was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to defraud the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation, and giving kickbacks to its former executive director, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Following a 10-day trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton, Janell Robinson, […]

11 charged in Newark drug-trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people were charged Feb. 25 for their roles as members and associates of a drug-trafficking organization involved in the distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, in the Stephen Crane Village Housing Complex in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. One defendant is also charged with the murder of […]

Newark gang members sentenced to prison

NEWARK, NJ — Five Newark men, who were members of a street gang known as the “Famous Boyz,” have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Feb. 13 press release. Robert Dorrah, 21, aka “Cash Out”; Ibn Saadiq, 22, aka […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for bribing mail carriers to deliver drugs

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Feb. 10 to two years in prison for bribing mail carriers from the U.S. Postal Service to deliver to him parcels containing marijuana, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Glenn Blackstone, 50, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him […]

Orange man sentenced to 3 years for bank fraud, ID theft

NEWARK, NJ — An Orange resident was sentenced Feb. 11 to three years in prison for his role in a scheme to use credit cards stolen by mail carriers from the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Elhadj Fofana, 23, of Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kathryn Hayden to an information charging […]

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