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2013

Blog Posts in 2013

  • Bergen County father and son face securities fraud allegations

    Authorities have filed a lawsuit against a father and son who allegedly defrauded 26 investors out of $3.5 million. The New Jersey Bureau of Securities contends that the 55-year-old father and his 34-year-old son, both of Bergen County, sold promissory notes for a surgical center, promising returns of 6 to 8 percent. Reportedly, the two men were not licensed to sell the securities, and the ...
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  • Police stop New Jersey driver, charge him with drug possession

    Police recently arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey resident after allegedly finding cocaine in his car. Police claim they initially pulled him over after noticing the man's car was changing lanes without displaying a proper turn signal. After stopping the car, the troopers purportedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and claim that the suspect and his passenger admitted to police that ...
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  • New Jersey theatrical group's accountant accused of embezzlement

    In New Jersey, embezzlement is a serious accusation that can badly damage a person's reputation. An accused embezzler may find it hard to earn the trust of potential employers even though a case has been settled. A conviction could also result in thousands of dollars in fines and a long prison sentence. A 55-year-old part-time accountant for Princeton University's Triangle Club surrendered to ...
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  • New Jersey's drunk driving laws depend heavily on breath tests

    Most New Jersey drivers are probably aware that the legal limit of blood alcohol content is 0.08 percent, but may not fully understand what that implies. Furthermore, they may not realize that even those with a blood alcohol content below 0.08 may face drunk driving charges. A New Jersey man was arrested recently after police said they spotted him driving recklessly. An officer said he saw the ...
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  • New Jersey pot defendant allegedly picked a bad spot to light up

    Marijuana laws across the country are trending towards greater openness and tolerance, in some cases even legalizing the substance for recreational use. It's still against the law in this state, however, so New Jersey residents facing drug charges associated with marijuana use need to take the matter seriously. For example, one New Jersey man in his early twenties was arrested outside a Fort Lee ...
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  • Holiday shopping spat leads to criminal charges

    Some people in New Jersey chose to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family while others tried to score some of the best retail deals of the year at malls and shopping centers. For those who braved the retail scene, finding great gifts was just one of the major challenges of the day. A handful of aggressive shoppers caused problems for others, including one woman who allegedly ...
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  • Suspended license leads to man being charged with a DWI

    Technology is changing at a rapid pace and many New Jersey residents do their best to stay on top of the latest phones, music players and other gadgets available. As consumers gain access to better technology so too do members of local law enforcement and other government groups. Sometimes the technological resources available to those police departments can lead officers to make criminal arrests ...
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  • Teens may not have to register as offenders for some sex crimes

    It is a digital world and teens all across New Jersey are active participants in the electronic age. From social media accounts to email and simple phone to phone texting, teenagers are in constant contact with each other and sharing more information than ever before. Some teens have taken their affinities for sharing information over electronic channels to a new level by engaging in what some ...
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  • New Jersey woman files lawsuit against national bank

    Around the holidays it is easy for New Jersey residents to get bogged down in credit card debt. While some may have the resources to pay off their obligations quickly, others may need the help of others to secure enough cash to eliminate their debts. One place that some people look for money is private credit organizations. While some groups offer fair terms for those struggling to make ends meet, ...
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  • Hit-and-run crashes increase, often combined with drunk driving

    A new report using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that fatal hit-and-run accidents increased from 2009 to 2011. During that same period overall traffic fatalities dropped. When a person is involved in a car accident and doesn't stop, they might face serious criminal charges. If the other person involved in the accident dies, the charges might increase in ...
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  • Man arrested in New Jersey on drug charges after police raid

    Federal officials say they have arrested a man that they believed was attempting to manufacture methylenedioxyamphetmine, (MDA). The man, who investigators say is a pharmacist, was taken into custody in New Jersey on drug production charges. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation say they also found weapons, ammunition and acid in a storage facility linked to ...
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  • New Jersey Chiropractor reportedly pleads guilty to fraud

    When a person is accused of fraud, they might face very serious fines and even prison time. In a recent New Jersey fraud case, a chiropractor reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree health care claims fraud. This was part of a plea agreement, in which the state will recommend tha the man serve four years in a state prison. He will also pay back $89,000 he reportedly defrauded ...
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  • Man charged with DUI allegedly caused multiple NJ accidents

    A man from another state was recently charged with drunk driving and other traffic violations after reportedly hitting multiple objects, including a light pole and a street sign. When someone is accused of driving drunk, they might face serious charges and not understand all of their rights. After a person is arrested, police might try to ask them questions regarding certain incidents and try to ...
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  • New Jersey teacher says community pressured him into guilty plea

    A former yeshiva teacher in New Jersey wants to withdraw his guilty plea after he says he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young boy only after he was pressured to do so from his Orthodox Jewish community. The man says that the pressure and stress his community put on him to plead guilty and avoid bad publicity for their community was so great, he pleaded guilty to the crime, despite being ...
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  • Teens allegedly throw party in N.J. house, mother arrested

    The mother of a teenager who allegedly threw a party in New Jersey has been arrested after police say the mother was home during the party and should have known that alcohol and drugs were allegedly at the party. Police say they received numerous calls from neighbors complaining about the alleged party, but when they arrived, police say they belive drugs were around the property and teenagers were ...
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