Tax preparer admits conspiring to commit tax fraud

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood tax preparer admitted her role in conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing false personal tax returns for a New Jersey business owner and two other individuals, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Dec. 30 press release. Zenobia Williams, 52, of Maplewood, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin […]

Former mail carrier admits stealing credit cards from the mail

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier admitted on Dec. 18 that he had intercepted and removed envelopes containing credit cards from the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaquan Miller, 30, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with […]

NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NEWARK, NJ — The Department of Justice announced Dec. 4 that it has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States, including $4,561,569 to support public safety activities in the District of New Jersey. The […]

Gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 5 for murder in aid of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drug crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Khalil Stafford, aka “Stod” and “Homicide,” 35, of Newark, was previously convicted following a […]

Newark gang members admit to drug and firearm offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Members of the “Famous Boyz” street gang have admitted to firearms and narcotics distribution offenses as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Nov. 26. Shaka McKinney, 25, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with being a felon in […]

Essex County man charged with identity fraud, laundering money

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was charged Nov. 21 for his role in a multimillion-dollar money laundering conspiracy and for using a stolen identity in furtherance of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edwin Deleon-Batista, 36, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to launder drug proceeds and […]

Essex County man charged with distributing and possessing child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was indicted Nov. 20 on a charge of distributing and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Keith Voolgaris, 62, of Newark, is charged by indictment with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Voolgaris was initially charged […]

Newark Parking Authority employee charged with narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged Nov. 20 with selling heroin and crack cocaine, and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with […]