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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • New Jersey gang member, associate face drug charges

    Two men accused of being members of the Bloods street gang were taken into custody for numerous alleged crimes in Trenton on March 21. The arrests, which took place on the 100 block of Spring Street, were the culmination of a month-long investigation into the men by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals anti-gang unit and the New Jersey State Police Central Crime Suppression Unit. ...
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  • 2 New Jersey men arrested on tax evasion charges

    The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has accused two men of a string of crimes including identity theft, tax evasion and workers' compensation fraud. The men, ages 34 and 33, were arrested at their respective Trenton and Hamilton homes after a state grand jury indicted them. They had been operating a construction company under the stolen identity of an out-of-state man, who was apparently ...
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  • 3 men facing drug conspiracy charges

    Three men were handed various drug charges after an investigation by authorities in New Jersey. On March 13, a prosecutor in Morris County confirmed that law enforcement agencies had seized over $100,000 in cash and hundreds of pounds of marijuana from what they believe to be a network of marijuana distributors. Police say the alleged drug distribution network spanned multiple states and was ...
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  • New Jersey healthcare fraud

    New Jersey residents who are accused of healthcare fraud potentially face serious consequences, including up to five years in prison and more than $150,000 in fines, depending on the charge. There are two main types of healthcare fraud in the state of New Jersey: Medicaid fraud and healthcare claims fraud. A person may be accused of Medicaid fraud for several reasons. For example, if it is ...
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  • Heroin overdose leads to criminal charges

    A man from New Jersey faces criminal charges for his part in the fatal heroin overdose of a resident of Brick Township on Jan. 24. He was being held in the Ocean County Jail as he awaits trial. The authorities first became involved when they discovered a medically unresponsive man in a Brick Township home on Drum Point Road. After an autopsy revealed that the 38-year-old man had died from a heroin ...
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  • New Jersey man charged with DWI after lawn crash

    Hackettstown police officers charged a 43-year-old Independence man with driving while intoxicated after he reportedly crashed into the lawn of a closed-down White Castle restaurant on March 1. The accident reportedly happened around 7:49 p.m. Officers stated that in the accident report that, upon arriving, they found the man removing snow around his vehicle with the help of another. The man ...
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  • New Jersey motorist faces drug charges following wreck

    According to a recent report, authorities have apprehended a 31-year-old man for allegedly driving drunk and possessing drug paraphernalia after the truck he was driving collided with a semitrailer on March 4. The incident occurred on Route 287 in Hanover. The available reports said that the man facing charges, who resides in Sussex County, was traveling in a northbound pickup truck when he ...
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  • Man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

    Only months after serving time for tax fraud, a 54-year-old New Jersey man is facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a scheme to steal more than $183,000 through unemployment fraud. He was released from federal prison in May. The defendant, a Paramus resident, confessed that he and others conspired to collect unemployment benefits based on fraudulent employer wage statements ...
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  • Drug paraphernalia charges and penalties in New Jersey

    New Jersey residents who are charged with drug possession may also face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. People facing such violations might have questions about what accusations against them substantiate paraphernalia charges and what additional penalties they may face if they are convicted of possession of paraphernalia. The Department of Justice describes drug paraphernalia as ...
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