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Brooklyn man sentenced for role in cybercrime ring

11-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll ...

Ex-officer sentenced for sexually exploiting girl

11-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former northern New Jersey police captain is going to prison for 20 years for sexually exploiting a girl by enticing her to live-stream explicit acts online in exchange for payment. A federal judge in Newark on Friday also ...

Newark police officer shoots suspect

11-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Newark police officer shot a suspect who was struggling with other officers. The suspect is in critical condition and a weapon was recovered. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says police, working to ...

Man sentenced in Somerset County woman’s death

11-21-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been sentenced to life in prison for staging a robbery that led to the death of a Somerset County woman. A jury in May convicted 38-year-old Rashawn Bond of murder, kidnapping and robbery in the 2008 death of ...

Ex-cable TV tech in NJ accused of sex assault

11-21-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a former cable TV service technician of having inappropriate sexual activity with two older women in Bergen County. Authorities have charged 31-year-old Jonathan Malave with sexual assault and ...

New Jersey fights judge’s ruling on sports betting

11-21-14
A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state has filed a notice of appeal against a judge's decision blocking sports betting. A federal judge said Friday New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort ...

House of woman who took on Donald Trump demolished

11-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City boardinghouse at the center of a David and Goliath battle between its owner and Donald Trump has been demolished. Vera Coking's modest three-story boardinghouse was reduced to a pile of rubble ...

New York man charged with setting up sex with teen

11-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a New York City man with arranging to travel to New Jersey for what he thought was sex with a 13-year-old girl. Michael Tway Smith was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Camden Thursday. The ...

Man admits $20 million Ponzi scheme in New Jersey

11-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted running a $20 million Ponzi scheme. Louis Spina faces up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud when he's sentenced in February. Spina pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton on ...

Former New Jersey man charged with $1.5M fraud

11-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A North Carolina man is charged with running a scheme to defraud an investment bank that employed him in New Jersey. The U.S. attorney's office says Michael Lieberman was arrested Thursday in Huntersville, North Carolina. He ...