Suspect sought in yesterday’s Springfield bank robbery

SPRINGFIELD — Yesterday at 12:48 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was contacted by Investors Savings Bank in Springfield reporting that a bank robbery had just occurred. The bank is located at 193 Morris Ave. which is at the intersection of Linden Avenue and on the northside of the town along the border with Millburn. A lone male had entered […]

Roselle Park woman indicted on charges of arson, child endangerment

ROSELLE PARK — A Roselle Park woman accused earlier this year of setting fire to her apartment and leaving her 2-year-old daughter unattended inside has been indicted, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. Murlande Colin, 27, is charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. The date was July 9 when […]

Nine members of largest counterfeit goods conspiracy ever charged admit guilt

NEWARK – Nine members of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy have admitted their roles in the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Hai Dong Jiang, 37, and Fei Ruo Huang, 37, both of Staten Island; Hai Yan Jiang, 34, of Richardson, Texas; Xiance Zhou, 39, and Jian Chun Qu, 33, both of Bayside, N.Y.; and Ming Zheng, […]

Ex-transportation head for Hazlet and Piscataway school districts pleads guilty to stealing half a million dollars from districts

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that the former Transportation Manager/Supervisor for the Hazlet Township and Piscataway Township School Districts pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing $565,772 from the two school districts by authorizing payments to fictitious bus companies for transportation services that were never provided to the districts. In addition, her former boyfriend […]

Monmouth County casino owner pleads guilty to evading nearly $1.3 million in income taxes from Trinidad casino

TRENTON – A Monmouth man  admitted yesterday to evading taxes on income from his ownership of a casino in Trinidad, resulting in an approximately $1.3 million loss to the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. David Migliore, 50, of Brielle, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper in Trenton federal court to one count of an indictment […]

Mercer County man admits to his role in conspiracy to extort bribes, narcotics distribution and weapons charges

TRENTON — A Mercer County man admitted today he conspired with the Mayor of Trenton and others to extort bribes and kickbacks in connection with a Trenton parking garage project, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Joseph Giorgianni (a/k/a “Jo Jo”), 64, of Ewing Township, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton federal court to Count […]

New York man admits to participating in three armed robberies, one in Linden

TRENTON – A Brooklyn man admitted yesterday to participating in three armed robberies of electronics stores, including two armed robberies in Woodbridge and Linden, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Terrell McQueen, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano in Trenton federal court to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies. […]

Elizabeth man charged in alleged kidnapping, attempted sexual assault

ELIZABETH — A local man accused of attacking and trying to sexually assault a woman in Elizabeth nearly three months ago has been arrested and charged, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Wukeem Lewis, 54, is charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault, and second-degree attempted sexual assault. The date was Sept. 15 when Lewis […]

Central Jersey Insurance Broker sentenced to five years in State Prison for role in $660,000 misappropriation scheme

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a central New Jersey man who ran a now-defunct insurance brokerage company was sentenced to state prison for his role in a scheme to misappropriate more than $660,000 by failing to remit insurance premiums to seven insurance companies. Brian P. Mohen, 47, who currently lives in […]

Court approves Passaic River litigation settlements totaling $165 million; State to pursue remaining claims against primary defendant Occidental

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today that a Superior Court judge has approved two settlements in the Passaic River litigation that will provide the State with $165.4 million, and permit the DEP to immediately proceed with its substantial legal claims against principal defendant Occidental […]