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DATE:  6/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Kevon Anderson, Mutah Brown

June 21, 2018
Man Convicted of Aggravated Manslaughter

Newark – Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Mutah Brown, 21, of Newark of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide for causing the death of 18-year-old Quadir K. Jackson, also of Newark.

Jackson was killed in a motor crash that occurred when Brown, Jackson and Kevon Anderson, 22, fled . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/21/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Vidrole Monace

June 21, 2018
Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Girl

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Vidrole Monace, 43, of East Orange of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Jenna Gouck, who tried the case with Assistant Prosecutor Peter Polidoro, Monace and the victim lived in the same house. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/21/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Jerome Mitchell

June 20, 2018
Man Found Guilty of Raping Woman

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Jerome Mitchell, 37, of Newark of kidnapping and sexual assault.

On Oct. 10, 2017 Mitchell approached his victim as she was walking, engaged her in conversation and then grabbed her and took her to a boarding home in the 700 . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/12/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Akeeme Thompson

June 12, 2018

East Orange Man Convicted of Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Akeeme Thompson, 26, of East Orange and Bloomfield, was found guilty of murdering Pierre Collins by an Essex County jury following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court.

Thompson was also convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/1/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Artie Lange

June 1, 2018

Comedian Artie Lange Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Heroin

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that comedian Artie Lange, 50, of Hoboken was sentenced to probation by the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.

Back in December 2017, Lange pled guilty to possession of 81 decks of heroin. . . . READxMORE


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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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