Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mail that was addressed to be delivered to residents in West Orange was found in and behind dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Oct. 7. A mail carrier from Kearney, Nicholas Beauchene, was arrested and charged with one count of delay, secretion or detention […]

U.S. Attorney announces reduction in gun-related violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Department of Justice announced Oct. 13 that it charged more than 14,200 defendants with firearms-related crimes during Fiscal Year 2020, despite the challenges of COVID-19 and its impact on the criminal justice process. Of those cases, 342 have been brought by the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

Rahway man admits making corrupt payments to Orange public official

ORANGE, NJ — A Union County man admitted Oct. 14 to making corrupt payments to a public official of the city of Orange Township as a reward for that public official’s favorable treatment in connection with an Orange municipal project, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]

Additional corruption charges added to indictment against former Orange public official

ORANGE, NJ — The former acting business administrator for the township of Orange, who had previously been indicted for multiple acts of corruption and fraud, was indicted Sept. 29 on additional conspiracy, wire fraud and kickback-taking charges in a superseding indictment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Willis Edwards III, 49, formerly of East Orange and […]

Belleville man charged with distribution and possession of child porn

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A Belleville man was arrested Sept. 24 for possessing images of child sexual abuse and distributing them on the internet, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mauricio Calderon, 49, of Belleville, is charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  According to […]

Newark man charged with owning firearm as a felon, drug possession

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial appearance in court on Sept. 17 on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Antoine Hawkins, 31, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition […]

Irvington felon admits to possession of firearm and ammunition

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Irvington man previously convicted of multiple felonies admitted Sept. 14 to possessing a firearm and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sharif Clarke, 38, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by […]

Newark man sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man and associate of the street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” was sentenced Sept. 15 to eight years and two months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jonathan Garcia, aka “Bebo,” […]

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