Two men sentenced to federal prison for drugs, weapons

NEWARK NJ — Two men were sentenced Aug. 19 to federal prison terms following their convictions on multiple drug and weapons offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jesse Tullies, 54, of Hillside, was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison and Eugene Williams, 34, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years and 10 […]

Gang member charged in connection with 2 attempted murders

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips appeared in court Aug. 12 on charges that include two attempted murders charged as part of a RICO conspiracy, as well as narcotics trafficking, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Sean Hills, aka “Half A Brain,” “Half” and “Rydaman,” 28, of Newark, was charged […]

MS-13 member sentenced to 25 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An MS-13 member previously named one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives was sentenced July 31 to 25 years in prison for killing a Plainfield man on behalf of the gang, and agreeing that a conspirator would commit multiple violent acts for the gang, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Walter Yovany-Gomez, […]

12 charged in long-running investigation of Newark G-Shine Bloods

NEWARK, NJ — Twelve members, associates and suppliers of a drug-trafficking organization based in Newark have been charged in connection with their roles in distributing heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine and using firearms to protect their illegal operation, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced July 31. The 12 defendants were charged in a complaint unsealed July […]

Newark mailman convicted of conspiring to defraud country

NEWARK, NJ — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was convicted July 16 of conspiring to defraud the United States by getting paid to assist a drug dealer in receiving packages of marijuana through the mails, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fred Rivers, 47, of Newark, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

Previously convicted felon sentenced to 10 years for having gun

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man who negotiated the sale of 17 firearms over a five-month period was sentenced July 10 to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Reginald Moultrie, 50, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Claire C. Cecchi to an information […]

Former mail carrier admits stealing credit cards from mail

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier admitted Feb. 21 that she accepted cash bribes in return for removing envelopes containing credit cards from the mail and providing these stolen credit cards to the individual who gave her the cash bribes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kyanne Costley, 24, of Newark, pleaded […]

Three men charged with armed robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — Three Union County men have been charged with robbing liquor stores in Middlesex, Union and Essex counties at gunpoint in November 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Feb. 21 press release. Paul Jimenez, 29; Jaime Fontanez, 41; and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, all of Elizabeth, are charged by complaint with one […]

Newark woman sentenced to 2 years for food stamps scheme

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman was sentenced Feb. 20 to two years in prison for her role in a food stamps fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Maria Teresa Venegas had previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging her with one count of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

Man admits to trafficking fentanyl into country

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 14, a Mexican man admitted his role in conspiring to traffic approximately 300 grams of fentanyl into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Angel Santo Jerez Matos, 60, aka “El Colonel,” pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with […]

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