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Businessman sentenced to prison term in fraud case

9-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia businessman who defrauded investors out of more than $800,000 is headed to prison. Ronnie Singleton, of Lithonia, received a 27-month term when he was sentenced Tuesday. He also ...

Prosecutor: Off-duty officer shoots suspect

9-30-14
EDGEWATER PARK, N.J. (AP) — An off-duty police officer shot and critically wounded a man he found inside his personal vehicle that was parked at a southern New Jersey home. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi says the shooting by Delanco ...

Man admits distributing child pornography online

9-30-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted that he distributed child pornography online. Ocean County prosecutors say 27-year-old Michael Allen, of Lakehurst, faces a six-year state prison sentence and will have to register as ...

Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers

9-30-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two men accused of being members of an international hacking ring that accessed a U.S. Army computer network and targeted computer giant Microsoft and other companies have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges. ...

Marathon bombing suspects’ sister faces NYC judge

9-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival. Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, of North Bergen, ...

South Jersey rabbi’s SUV fire under investigation

9-30-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City are investigating a fire in a southern New Jersey rabbi's sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed in flames outside the Rodef Sholom Synagogue on Thursday, the start of the Jewish new ...

2 Plainfield police officers indicted

9-30-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two ranking Plainfield police officers have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $11,000 by filing fraudulent timesheets for overtime and extra-duty shifts. Lt. James Abney and Sgt. Leslie Knight are charged with ...

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

9-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme is fighting back. C. Tate George claims in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall should be reversed. He claims the government used a witness ...

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

9-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four major professional U.S. sports leagues and the NCAA have filed a legal challenge to New Jersey's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling. The filing in federal court Monday calls the effort "astounding," ''specious" ...
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What Eric Holder’s Resignation Means for NJ

9-29-14
Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, New Jersey officials are talking about what the change in leadership may mean.