Law & Public Safety

Prosecutors: Doctor diverted millions in earnings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey plastic surgeon fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue. David Evdokimow, a 54-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Newark woman’s death ruled a homicide

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The death of Newark woman whose body was found inside her home last week has been ruled a homicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1prOUhJ) that the ruling came after an autopsy was performed on 34-year-old ...

Man found fatally shot behind wheel of minivan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found shot to death behind the wheel of a minivan that was still running on a Trenton street. It's not yet known what sparked the shooting of 22-year-old Rodney Sutphin, which occurred in the area of ...

Losing bidder seeks to block bankrupt casino sale

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida developer who lost a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now challenging the decision. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1wXfeEs) reports that a lawyer for ...

Vehicle hits, seriously injures man, his son

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A man and his young son were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them as they walked their bikes across a central New Jersey highway. But authorities say 54-year-old Richard Regan, of West Windsor, and his 8-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Man charged after shootout with cop

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly engaged in a shootout with a police officer in northern New Jersey. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rlCWGj) that Getzmir ...

Driver charged in deadly crash on NJ Turnpike

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A North Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with causing a motor vehicle crash in which his front-seat passenger was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike. Middlesex County prosecutors say 24-year-old Carlos ...

Couple’s death appears to be murder-suicide

BELLEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman found dead in their northern New Jersey home this week apparently died in a murder-suicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1tC47nw) that police found the bodies of ...

Authorities: Store clerk was selling stolen goods

LOGAN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker at a southern New Jersey business was selling high-end merchandise in a scheme that cost her employer about $2.6 million. Logan police tell the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/ZA1GDV) that 32-year-old ...

2 people wounded when shooters open fire on car

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two people sitting in a car in New Jersey's capital city were wounded when two people approached their vehicle and started shooting. Trenton police say the shooting on Poplar Street occurred around 11 p.m. Friday. A ...