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Ex-sheriff’s officer sentenced in extortion case

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Essex County sheriff's officer has been sentenced in an extortion case. Fifty-year-old John Balsamo of West Long Branch received a 15-month sentence Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to using ...

Man sentenced for sex relationship with teen girl

5-13-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who admitted taking his daughter's teenage friend across state lines so they could engage in sexual activity is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Michael Kulick of Dennis ...
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Michael Drewniak Testifies About GWB Lane Closures

5-13-14
Christie Spokesman Michael Drewniak testified in front of the select committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Former dockworkers plead guilty in union probe

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three former New Jersey dockworkers have admitted to conspiring to extort Christmas tributes from members of a local branch of the International Longshoremen's Association. Federal prosecutors say 82-year-old Vincent Aulisi of ...

2 more homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two more New Jersey residents face allegations of filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy aid. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says 53-year-old Carol Suto of Clifton and 56-year-old Debra Weigman of Berkeley ...

Camouflaged hunter struck, killed on highway

5-13-14
SOUTHAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — State police say a hunter wearing "very elaborate" camouflage was killed when two vehicles struck him as he tried to cross a southern New Jersey highway. The Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/RCGNUV) reports the accident ...

Gang member sentenced for role in murder plot

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State prosecutors say a southern New Jersey street gang member who admitted his role in a conspiracy to kill a fellow gang member has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Monaud Toussaint must serve 8 ½ years of the term ...

Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty in overdose death

5-13-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drug distribution charges in the heroin overdose death of a southern New Jersey man. Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee faces a seven-year prison ...

Ex-NJ Transit official admits accepting bribe

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former New Jersey Transit supervisor has admitted she agreed to accept an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna Schiereck pleaded guilty Tuesday and ...

Essex County man arrested in real estate scheme

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Livingston man on charges stemming from what they say was a real estate investment scheme that bilked people out of $4 million. Officials have charged 50-year-old Abbe Edelman of wire fraud. ...