Convicted felon from Bloomfield sentenced to prison on drug, weapons charges

Convicted felon from Bloomfield sentenced to prison on drug, weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Bloomfield man was sentenced to six years in prison for possessing quantities of heroin and cocaine he intended to distribute, and possessing several firearms, including an AM-15 rifle, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Jan. 6. Cedric Lewis, 32, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti […]

Two NJ men charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and fentanyl

NEWARK, NJ — Two New Jersey men have been charged with possession with intent to distribute approximately 1 kilogram of cocaine and approximately 100 grams of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Dec. 21. Carlos Ovidio Gonzalez, 35, of Newark, and Hector Martinez, 31, of North Bergen, are charged by complaint with one count […]

US attorney reaches settlement with NJ Transit regarding ADA compliance

US attorney reaches settlement with NJ Transit regarding ADA compliance

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has reached a comprehensive settlement with New Jersey Transit Corp. to resolve allegations that NJ Transit violated the civil rights of people with disabilities by failing to operate a paratransit service that complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Dec. […]

Essex County man admits producing child pornography in NJ and abroad

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted producing multiple videos depicting the sexual assault of children, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Dec. 14. Antonio Del Prado, 61, of Millburn, pleaded guilty on Dec. 14 before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count each of production of […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for weapons and drug offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Nov. 28 to seven years and nine months in prison on weapons and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Teriek Edwards, 44, was previously convicted on two counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon; one count of possession with intent to […]

Newark men sentenced to prison for credit card and mail fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men were sentenced Nov. 16 and 17 for their roles in a scheme to steal credit cards, debit cards, and checks from the mail and use the stolen cards and checks to attempt over a million dollars of retail and online purchases and cash withdrawals, the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

US Attorney brings charges against 42 defendants in coordinated action

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced criminal charges on Oct. 26 against 42 defendants related to racketeering, violence, narcotics distribution and federal firearms offenses. The charges stem from five separate investigations conducted by federal, state and local enforcement partners. “Keeping New Jersey safe and reducing violent crime are core to this office’s […]

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