Author: Andrew Thompson

Essex jail guards beat inmate

Three Essex County correctional officers and one sergeant have been charged with conspiring to violate a pretrial detainee’s civil rights. Officers Angel Chaparro, 38, Damion James, 40, and Luis Ortiz, 29, and Sgt. Herman Pride, 51, are each charged by…

Bergen man filed 18 fake tax returns

A Bergen County man today admitted filing 18 fraudulent tax returns in victims’ names to obtain tax refunds to which he was not entitled. Emmanuel A. Barrientos-Fermin, 33, of Tenafly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge…

Latino Action conference

The annual Latino Action Network (LAN) will hold a virtual legislative conference this Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 9 AM. The conference will feature panels featuring community leaders discussing the many pressing issues facing Latinos in New Jersey, including immigration,…

McCormick champions immigration reform

Democrat Lisa McCormick supports a bold, progressive, visionary humane immigration policy to reform ‘draconian’ laws that now hinder economic growth and fail America’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. McCormick said Rep Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Progressive…

Nursing home company pays $714,996

CareOne Management LLC agreed to pay $714,996 to resolve violations of the federal False Claims Act alleged by a whistleblower who earned $143,000 for exposing the company for cheating Medicare. With over 68 centers in nine states, CareOne provides long-term…

Johnson & Johnson vaccine advances

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is one step closer to getting into Americans’ arms. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Friday unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Tge panel recommended that the FDA give emergency use authorization…

Manhattan DA gets Trump tax returns

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has taken possession of former president Donald Trump’s tax returns and a wealth of other financial data deemed central to prosecutors’ ongoing criminal case, officials confirmed Thursday. The transfer, involving millions of pages of records,…

Woman robbed $600,000 from employer

A 41-year-old Maple Shade woman has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 from her Cinnaminson-based employer, SEA BOX, Inc., over a one-year period ending in December 2020. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Cinnaminson Township Police Chief Richard A.…