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Prosecutors: Lawyer pleads guilty in fraud schemes

9-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey attorney has admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals. Fred Todd, of Lakewood, pleaded guilty Tuesday ...

2 admit roles in international car theft scheme

9-9-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Two men have admitted their roles in an international car theft scheme involving high-end cars. Authorities say the vehicles were stolen in New York and routed into New Jersey, where they were to be shipped to Abu Dhabi for ...

NY jury being chosen for plane-into-house lawsuit

9-9-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the only unsettled lawsuit against the airlines involved in a 2009 plane crash into a house near Buffalo. The Buffalo News reports that no jurors were chosen Tuesday in the first day of selection in ...

Financial consultant admits evading taxes

9-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey financial consultant has admitted that he evaded taxes on about $273,000 in commission payments he got from an insurance broker. John Twomey Booth, of Hoboken, now faces up to five ...

Christie: Ray Rice assault of wife ‘unacceptable’

9-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says former Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice showed "an incomprehensible level of violence" toward his fiancee during an assault in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The Ravens cut ...

Police officer sentenced for stealing rent funds

9-8-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Sayreville police officer who admitted stealing more than $20,000 in rent paid by the town's housing authority will not have to serve a prison sentence. Stephen Gulick instead was ordered Monday to serve three years of ...

Authorities: Dog left in pickup for 2 days dies

9-8-14
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly left his dog alone in a pickup truck for two days, where it was found dead. Authorities say Patrick Vansaghi of Howell left "Mischief," his Labrador ...

Police ID Towson student who died off-campus

9-8-14
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Baltimore County are identifying a Towson University student from New Jersey who died in an off-campus residence. Police identified the student Monday as 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj. Police say they were called ...

Authorities: Man shot during brawl outside bar

9-8-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fight outside a central New Jersey bar ended with one man being shot. New Brunswick police say at least four people were involved in the fight, which broke out around 2:30 a.m. But it's not yet known ...

Deaths of NJ father, son ruled murder-suicide

9-8-14
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Union County say the deaths of a father and son found in their home last weekend have been ruled a murder-suicide. Scotch Plains police found the bodies of 48-year-old Jens Elberling and his 11-year-old ...