Hillside resident admits to preparing fraudulent tax returns

NEWARK — The owner of KCJ Financial Corporation, located in Irvington, pleaded guilty today to willfully preparing false tax returns for clients. Kellar Covington Jr., a resident of Hillside, entered his plea in federal court before U. S. Magistrate Judge James Clark III. Covington pleaded guilty to a one count information that charges him with […]

Newark man arrested for murder of Elizabeth woman

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Acting Newark Police Director Sheilah Coley announced that Chancelle Young, 21, of Newark has been arrested for the murder of Shakerah McBride, 35, of Elizabeth. McBride was fatally shot on Feb. 22 in the 300 block of 14th Avenue in Newark. Young is charged with murder […]

Roselle man admits to armed robbery of gas station

ELIZABETH — A Roselle man has admitted to being responsible for robbing a local gas station on his 20th birthday, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Latieef Haynes, 20, pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of first-degree robbery. It was shortly before 3 a.m. on July 7, 2013 when Haynes approached the attendant working overnight at […]

Monday’s homicide in Elizabeth is under investigation

ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department are jointly investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The victim, 22-year-old Bryant Sanders of Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene. It was approximately 5 p.m. Monday when police received numerous 911 […]

Reward offered for help in Saturday’s double murder in Newark

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that a reward up to $10,000 is being offered by the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Manu Smith, 24, of Hillside and […]

Homicide Task Force taking primary role in investigating Elizabeth homicides

ELIZABETH — Starting this week, the Union County Homicide Task Force will become the primary agency investigating homicides and suspicious deaths in Elizabeth, the county’s largest city, according to a joint announcement made Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park, Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove, and Elizabeth Police Chief Patrick Shannon. The Elizabeth Police Department had served as […]

Union County Jail inmate dies in custody

ELIZABETH — A Union County Jail inmate died earlier this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. William Parisio, 25, was pronounced dead late Monday morning at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth after being transported there from the jail. An autopsy that took place Tuesday revealed no obvious signs of significant trauma to Parisio, with the […]

State approves three additional school construction projects in Essex and Union counties

TRENTON –The Christie Administration yesterday announced the approval of five projects to be added to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority’s Capital Portfolio that will remedy the needs of students in some of the state’s neediest districts. The projects, approved at the Jan. 2, SDA Board of Directors Meeting, became part of the portfolio following […]

Russian National sentenced to 30 months in prison for $1 million trading account hack, securities fraud scheme

NEWARK – A Russian national living in New York was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for conspiring with others to hack into retail brokerage accounts and execute sham trades, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced yesterday. Petr Murmylyuk, 33, of Brooklyn, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an […]