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Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • New Jersey man charged with sexual assault after 911 call

    A 25-year-old New Jersey man was arrested for alleged sexual assault and drug possession after authorities traced a 911 call to his home early Nov. 22. He was held at Bergen County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. According to a news release by the Bergen County prosecutor, Allendale police received an abandoned emergency call from an unidentified cellphone and tracked it to the suspect's residence ...
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  • Improper police wiretapping may foil criminal cases

    New Jersey residents who face criminal charges may be interested in the implications of a series of cases that occurred in California starting in 2013. According to a widely-publicized investigation conducted by USA TODAY and other news agencies, more than 730 wiretapping actions authorized by prosecutors in the Los Angeles suburb of Riverside may have been illegal because of the way they were ...
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  • Former Subway spokesperson sentenced for child porn charges

    Residents of Bergen County may have taken notice of a high-profile criminal trial relating to sexual malfeasance by a national celebrity. Jared Fogle, the prominent former spokesperson for the Subway restaurant chain, has been sentenced to over 15 years of imprisonment after a pleading guilty to receipt of child pornography and other crimes of a sexual nature. Mr. Fogle has admitted to several ...
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  • New Jersey man accused of cocaine distribution

    On Nov. 12, authorities reportedly took a 23-year-old man into custody after he was believed to be involved in a drug distribution scheme. He was accused of selling drugs around Engelwood in Bergen County, New Jersey. Search warrants were served at the man's home. During the subsequent search of the home, authorities reportedly found crack cocaine and drug packaging materials. When his vehicle was ...
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  • Man charged for cocaine possession in school zone

    A 50-year-old man from New Jersey was indicted for several drug charges stemming from an incident that took place on Aug. 11. According to prosecutors, the accused man was in possession of cocaine that he was planning to distribute near the Paul W. Carleton elementary school in Penns Grove. The accused man's criminal charges for cocaine were enhanced because prosecutors believe that his alleged ...
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  • First market spoofing conviction

    New Jersey residents who invest in the commodities market may be interested in learning that on Nov. 3, a man was convicted of spoofing, a form of commodities fraud. This was the first instance of this illegal practice to be prosecuted. "Spoofing" is a term that describes manipulating the stock market to fool other traders into thinking there is a high demand for the commodity. The convicted man ...
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  • Statutory rape laws in New Jersey

    In New Jersey, the age of consent is 16. A person who is accused of having sex or otherwise engaging in sexual activity with a person who is under the age of 16 may be charged with statutory rape. By definition, statutory rape occurs when a person over the age of consent has sex with someone who is under the age of consent. Statutory rape differs from child molestation and other types of rape in ...
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  • New Jersey woman and parents found guilty of fraud

    On Oct. 31, it was reported that a New Jersey woman and her parents were convicted for being involved in a mortgage fraud scheme. The 37-year-old Cherry Hill woman and her parents were accused of defrauding vulnerable individuals who were trying to save their homes from foreclosure. The woman owned a financial service business and worked as a mortgage broker for a mortgage company while her father ...
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  • Federal prosecutors say BP oil spill claims were fraudulent

    New Jersey residents most likely remember the BP oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. The environmental disaster began when millions of barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after a rig blast. Now, seven individuals have been indicted by the Department of Justice for allegedly conspiring to submit false claims on behalf of people who were physically injured or suffered economic ...
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