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Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • Study says genes may impact deliquency in teens

    New Jersey families might benefit from learning more about a recent study that link common genes and their variants to violent behavior or delinquency. The subjects of the study published by the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology on Dec. 11 included variants of the 5-HTTLPR, BDNF and MAOA genes. A less active variant of each of these genes can be found in a significant proportion of ...
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  • Trenton police make major heroin bust

    Officers with the Trenton Police Department reportedly took a man into custody on the morning of Dec. 16 who allegedly was in possession of 1,500 bags of heroin at the time. The bust and seizure was the result of a month-long investigation, according to police. The 38-year-old man allegedly attempted to flee when officers approached him. The man reportedly ran from a vehicle that had pulled into a ...
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  • Bail in New Jersey

    When a person is accused of a crime in New Jersey and is arrested, a judge will set bail in most cases. Bail is either money or another form of assurance, such as a bond, that is designed to make certain the person will appear for all of his or her hearings. Upon the resolution of the defendant's case, the court returns the posted money to the person who submitted it in the case. When determining ...
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  • Early morning raids lead to drug conspiracy charges

    Eight people in New Jersey were accused of being involved in a national drug trafficking network. Following a series of early morning raids in Atlantic City, the accused individuals made their first appearances in federal court in Camden on Dec. 11. All but one of the defendants faces drug charges for conspiracy to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine, over one kilogram of heroin and over ...
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  • Madoff employee sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

    New Jersey residents may be interested in a story involving a 48-year-old man who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on Dec. 10 for his role in the Bernie Madoff scandal. In addition to the jail sentence, he was also ordered to forfeit $19.75 billion, which was considered to be a symbolic penalty. The man was sentenced nine months after being found guilty by a Manhattan jury of securities fraud ...
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  • Mayor accused of DWI

    On Nov. 9, A New Jersey mayor was accused of driving drunk after a traffic stop. While he was traveling along Route 130 at around 1 a.m., Lambertville Mayor David M. DelVecchio was pulled over by police in Mansfield. Police say that they learned DelVecchio had consumed alcohol prior to driving when they conducted an on-scene investigation. The 58-year-old man allegedly failed sobriety tests before ...
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  • Guide to Ponzi schemes

    A Ponzi scheme as determined via criminal law is a form of alleged investment fraud that involves paying money contributed initially by new investors to existing investors and claiming that these funds are returns on their investment. Prosecutors may allege that the business never invested money and instead just sought new investors with promises of risk-free high returns. The fraud is that the ...
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  • What 3 tests are commonly used for field sobriety tests?

    When a New Jersey driver is pulled over for potential drunk driving, they may be asked to perform certain field sobriety tests. Unless the driver is disabled or cannot otherwise perform the common field sobriety tests, the main tests that a driver is most likely to encounter are the walk-and-turn test, the one-leg test and the HGN test. The walk-and-turn and the one-leg test are both "divided ...
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  • Convicted felon facing heroin distribution charges

    According to officials, a 54-year-old convicted felon from New Jersey has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. According to court documents, the man stands accused of possessing 26 bags of heroin stamped with the logo "9 1/2 Plus." The man's first court appearance was held via video link on Nov. 24. Following advisement of his rights and the charges filed ...
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