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Man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography

Middlesex County man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was investigated and prosecuted by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice. Roberto Arreola-Ramirez, 33, of New Brunswick, was sentenced to…

Longshoremen’s union boss sentenced to 18 months in prison

NEWARK, N.J. – The former president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235 was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to extort longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.S. Attorney…

Woman convicted on identity theft, immigration charges

A citizen of the Dominican Republic was convicted at trial today of several crimes related to her effort to re-enter the United States with a phony passport, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Angela De Jesus-Concepcion, 35, was convicted of…

Seeking sex with a 9-year-old girl gets man 12 years in jail

A Georgia man living in Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced this week to 121 months in prison for traveling from New York to New Jersey to have sexual contact with a minor, said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Richard J. Simone…

Middlesex County bank robber pleads guilty

Peter Greer, 40, of New Brunswick, pleaded guilty this week before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case and…

Middlesex County man admits to two bank robberies

Peter Greer, 40, of New Brunswick, pleaded guilty this week before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case and…

Carmen Berkley addressed civil rights symposium

“Racism is not over, brothers and sisters,” said Carmen Berkley, the keynote speaker today at the Eleventh Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “In 2014, it’s built into our…

Springfield car dealer settles consumer fraud action

NEWARK – The state Division of Consumer Affairs settled a lawsuit against 21st Century Auto Group, Inc., a dealership that sells high-end used luxury cars such as Lamborghinis and BMWs, in exchange for $130,000, a promise to satisfy dozens of…