Law & Public Safety

Bookkeeper gets prison term for embezzlement

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a bookkeeper who stole more than $570,000 from her employer's accounts has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oqAKlq) reports that lawyers for 57-year-old Patricia Slattery of ...

Man gets 45-year sentence for gang-related slaying

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man convicted in a deadly gang-related shooting has been sentenced to 45 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Philip Patrick of Plainfield must serve about 40 years of the term ...

2 sentenced in fatal apartment complex shooting

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two teens have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in a fatal shooting at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 17-year-old Jevon Coleman Robinson of Edgewater ...

Judge: Casino not liable in unshuffled cards case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge says an Atlantic City casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled. A Superior Court ruled Friday that the Golden Nugget Atlantic City does not ...

29 arrested in alleged NJ sports gambling ring

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Northern New Jersey say they've taken down a major sports betting ring in New York and New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 29 people have been arrested in an alleged gambling ring that netted ...

Man held without bail in Springfield shooting

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in a shooting in Springfield. Leon Jiggetts, of Newark, New Jersey, was charged in connection with the ...

NJ man sentenced to 17 years for casino cheating

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man's penchant for cheating at craps has earned him a lengthy prison sentence. Derek Bethea was sentenced to 17 years in state prison on Friday after a jury found him guilty of cheating at three ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty in drug-related death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from another man's drug-related death last year. The Ocean County prosecutor's office said Friday that 22-year-old Nicholas Ippolito of Point Pleasant pleaded ...

NJ man charged with sex assault of patient

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female patient at a New Jersey hospital. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1hTXuHT ) that Michael Holland allegedly assaulted the woman in her ...

NJ doctor sentenced for cash kickbacks conviction

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey doctor convicted of receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Maryam Jafari was sentenced Thursday in federal ...