Newark felon admits possessing firearm and ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — Bilal Ward, 29, of Newark, who has a prior felony conviction, has admitted illegally possessing a loaded handgun and a magazine, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 23. Ward pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court on Nov. 23 to an information charging him […]

New Jersey coleads multistate investigation into Instagram’s potential harms to minors

New Jersey coleads multistate investigation into Instagram’s potential harms to minors

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 18 that New Jersey is coleading a nationwide investigation into whether the social media platform Instagram is violating state consumer protection laws and putting children, teenagers and young adults at risk by inducing them to use the platform in ways that are potentially harmful […]

Joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative announced

Joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative announced

NEWARK, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig and acting N.J. Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 10 the creation of a joint federal-state Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Initiative to enhance coordination in the investigation and prosecution of federal, state and local cases involving civil rights violations by law enforcement officers and others […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for illegal possession of machine gun

NEWARK, NJ — Anthony Reynolds, 28, of Newark, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for illegal possession of a machine gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an unregistered firearm, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 10. Reynolds previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. […]

Roselle man sentenced to prison for carjacking Uber driver in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Rakeem McNair, 22, of Roselle, has been sentenced to 85 months in prison for his role in a Newark carjacking in which a firearm was brandished, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced Nov. 10. McNair previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with one […]

Former VA Medical Center employee admits to stealing HIV medication

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A former pharmacy procurement technician has admitted to stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 3. Lisa M. Hoffman, 49, of Orange, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court […]

Man charged with threatening to assault and kill federal judge

NEWARK, NJ — Jonathan D. Williams, 46, of Newark, was arrested Nov. 3 for threatening to injure a federal judge, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Williams is charged by criminal complaint with making a threat to assault and murder a United States judge.  According to documents filed in this case and statements made […]

US Attorney’s Office reaches ADA settlement with Port Authority

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reached a settlement on Nov. 1 with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to resolve findings that the rail station at Newark Liberty International Airport is not accessible to individuals with disabilities, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities […]

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