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 […]

Alleged members of Jersey City gang charged with shooting five people

NEWARK, NJ — Two alleged members of a Jersey City gang have been charged with the June 30, 2018, shooting of five people, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Feb. 5. Jalil Holmes, aka “Broadday,” 20, of East Orange, and Jidon Rogers, 37, of Jersey City, made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor […]

Bloomfield woman indicted for $30M fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County woman and a Canadian man were indicted Jan. 17 for their roles in a securities fraud scheme that induced victims to invest $30 million worth of cash and cryptocurrency based on fraudulent misrepresentations, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edith Pardo, 68, of Bloomfield, and Boaz Manor, 46, of Toronto, […]

Former Newark police officer admits to bribery

NEWARK, NJ — A former Newark police officer admitted on Jan. 9 that he solicited and accepted cash payments from a brothel owner in Newark in exchange for protecting brothels from police action, and that he failed to report those cash payments on his personal federal income tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Julio […]

2 NJ men sentenced to prison for phony debt elimination scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two New Jersey men were sentenced Jan. 7 to prison terms for their respective roles in using phony monetary instruments to obtain luxury vehicles and other high value items; one of the defendants was additionally convicted of bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Germaine Howard King, aka “Germaine Howard,” 47, of […]

Belleville man charged with mortgage fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A Belleville man has been arraigned on charges that he engaged in a conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud that resulted in potential losses in excess of $1 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Jan. 8. Cabral Simpson, 43, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. He is […]

Caldwell U agrees to pay more than $4.8M in settlement

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has agreed to pay the United States more than $4.8 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to defraud a federal education benefit program, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Jan. 3. “Caldwell University tried to hoodwink the Department of Veterans Affairs and, worse, veterans themselves, by […]

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