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DATE:  5/23/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Andre Weekes

Man Convicted of Maplewood Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Andre Weekes, 25, of Maplewood of first degree armed robbery, following a trial before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Brown, who tried the case, the crime occurred on Feb. 5, 2016. Weekes flagged . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/4/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Tariq Thompson

May 4, 2018
Jury Convicts Man of Robbing Carpenter on Easter

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Tariq Thompson, 39, of Union of robbing a carpenter in the parking lot of a Springfield Avenue restaurant in Irvington during the predawn hours of Easter Sunday 2017.

Following a trial before the Honorable Siobhan Teare, Judge . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/3/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Ali Muhammad Brown

May 1, 2018

Seattle Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Under New Jersey’s Terrorism Statute
for Murder of College Student

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Ali Muhammad Brown, 33, of Seattle was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, Judge of the Superior Court, for the murder of 19-year-old . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/26/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Gregory Bentley

April 24, 2018
Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Gregory Bentley, 24, of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons charges following a trial before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Austin Edwards, who tried the case, on Jan. 18, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/20/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Adolfo Lacola, Carlos F. Gonzalez, Jacob Towsley, Michael Palmer, Philip Nakagami, Ronald Montano, Samuel Berns, Timothy Duffy, William Oaks

April 20, 2018
Charges Against Staten Island Hustle Cast and Crew Dismissed

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the charges are being dismissed against nine cast and crew members of the reality television show “Staten Island Hustle.” As part of an episode of the show, the men tried to bring a device — originally misinterpreted as being a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/13/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
John Coulouris

April 13, 2018
Hackensack Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Social Media Threats

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Mark J. Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/13/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Alquan Council

April 13, 2018
Newark Man Enters Guilty Plea to Homicide

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Alquan B. Council, 28, of Newark pled guilty before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, to first degree aggravated manslaughter for fatally shooting Rayshawn Ross, 39, of Newark.

Council also pled guilty to second degree aggravated assault for . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/9/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Eddie Gonzalez

April 5, 2018
Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

Newark –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend.

Today, a jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/16/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
George Gaymon; Mario McClain

March 16, 2018
Irvington Man Sentenced to 65 Years for Two-Day Carjacking Spree
Judge Rejects Sovereign Citizen Defense

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that George Gaymon, 30, of Irvington was sentenced to 65 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Martin G. Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court.

Gaymon, who declared himself a “sovereign citizen’’ during jury selection and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/6/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Miguel Williams

March 6, 2018
East Orange Man Enters Guilty Plea to Homicide

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Miguel Williams, 35, of East Orange pleaded guilty before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of Superior Court, to first degree aggravated manslaughter and weapons charges for fatally shooting Kwame Yeboah, 30, of East Orange.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Williams is . . . READxMORE


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