NY man admits participating in armed robberies of electronic stores in NJ

TRENTON – A New York man admitted on Monday, Jan. 26 to participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced . Eric Williams, 34, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne Thompson in Trenton federal court to a superseding information that […]

NJ Transit announces full system wide cross-honoring in advance of winter storm

NEWARK — NJ Transit operations, customer service and police personnel are taking steps to minimize delays, and ensure service reliability and safety due to the approaching winter storm. All customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before traveling for up-to-the-minute service information before starting their trip. To give customers additional travel options during the expected winter […]

Former production manager at New Jersey City University sentenced to prison for embezzling $87,587

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that the former production manager for the Music, Dance and Theater Department at New Jersey City University was sentenced to prison today for embezzling $87,587 in box office receipts from university performances. Kathleen Peet, 37, of Rochelle Park — formerly Kathleen Sarmiento — was sentenced to three years […]

Elizabeth man convicted of murdering wife

ELIZABETH — A Union County jury has convicted an Elizabeth man of murdering his wife a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The jury deliberated for a matter of hours over the course of two days following an approximately three-week trial before state Superior Court Judge Robert Mega, […]

Three more individuals charged with filing false applications for Superstorm Sandy relief funds; 23 charged since March 2014

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that three additional individuals were charged criminally today with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.  Since March 2014, the Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against 23 people for allegedly engaging in this type of fraud, including the three individuals charged […]

Medical device manager sentenced to prison for scheme to defraud hospitals of $800,000

TRENTON – A regional manager selling medical devices to hospitals for Integra LifeSciences Corp. of Plainsboro, New Jersey, was sentenced to prison today for his role in a scheme to defraud hospitals of more than $800,000, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Daniel Metz, 34, of Fairfield, was sentenced to nine months in prison and nine months of home […]

State Comptroller investigation questions $1.5 million spent by Union County on Union County Alliance, a non-profit agency

TRENTON — The New Jersey State Comptroller’s office released a report today concerning an investigation which found that Union County paid in excess of $1.5 million over a four-year period to a non-profit agency that produced a biannual newsletter and little else in return for the public’s money. The agency, Union County Alliance, relied almost entirely on public funding but operated with […]

Doctor arrested on charges he conspired to illegally distribute thousands of highly addictive oxycodone pills

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County has been arrested on charges he conspired with a drug dealer and others to illegally distribute thousands of high-dose pills of the addictive painkiller oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions for individuals he never treated or examined. Dr. Eugene Evans Jr., […]

Indictments returned against two defendants in Elizabeth felony murder; robbery

ELIZABETH — A Union County grand jury has returned indictments against the two men charged with killing a Brooklyn resident last fall after an attempt to rob him went awry, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Ali Garner, 28, and Keon Lewis, 30, both of Elizabeth, were indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree felony murder, first-degree […]

Elizabeth homicide under investigation

ELIZABETH — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday night in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The victim has been identified as Teyvon Ray, 20, of Elizabeth. Police rushed to the area of Bond and 2nd streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday to find Ray suffering from gunshot wounds. He […]