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Former Hoboken Mayor admits extorting cash contributions in return for official influence

Peter CammaranoNEWARK, N.J.  – Peter J. Cammarano III, former Mayor of the City of Hoboken, pleaded guilty today and admitted accepting $25,000 in illicit cash contributions in exchange for exercising his future official influence and authority, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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U.S. Marshals capture one of the "15 Most Wanted Fugitives", in New Jersey

Enrique DoneNEWARK, N.J. - The U.S. Marshals Service captured Enrique Done, one of the "15 Most Wanted Fugitives", in Newark on Friday.

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Real estate investor guilty of conspiring to launder money to make contributions to public officials in exchange for favors

Union City City Hall - Union City, NJNEWARK, N.J. – A real estate investor and property manager residing in Union City, New Jersey pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money in order to make contributions to public officials in Union City in exchange for favors, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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Jersey City man guilty of running major human trafficking and prostitution ring

Allen JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A Jersey City man pleaded guilty on Thursday to running a major human trafficking and prostitution ring, in which women were induced to use heroin and cocaine and were beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.

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Trio arrested for car burglaries & thefts on Garden State Parkway

Garden State Parkway logoNORTH JERSEY - New Jersey State Police detectives assigned to the Bloomfield Station today announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with at least ten motor vehicle burglaries and thefts that occurred on Tuesday,
February 9, at the Allwood Commuter lot on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton.

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New Jersey awarded $11.4M grant for electronic health records

stethoscope on computer keyboardBERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - New Jersey will receive $11.4 million in federal funds over the next four years to fund electronic health records projects that will allow hospitals, doctors, and health insurance companies to share electronic medical records in real time over secure networks.

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Jersey City police officer arrested for bank fraud

Jersey City police officer arrested and charged with bank fraudNEWARK, N.J. - A Jersey City police officer, Brian Ragauckas, 36, of Secaucus, was arrested today based on a Complaint charging him with bank fraud in connection with a $529,777 mortgage loan that he obtained through alleged false representations to the former Countrywide Bank FSB, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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"Wiseguys" indicted for fraud and computer hacking in concert ticket reselling scheme

Hannah Montana tickets involved in widespread reselling fraudNEWARK – Three men who allegedly used fraud, deceit, and computer hacking to make more than $25 million by acquiring and reselling more than 1.5 million of the most coveted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live entertainment throughout the United States surrendered to federal authorities this morning after being charged in an Indictment, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

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North Bergen teen driver runs over pedestrian on Kennedy Boulevard

North Bergen teen driver strikes pedestrian on Kennedy BoulevardUNION CITY, N.J. - A North Bergen teen driver struck a pedestrian on Kennedy Boulevard and has been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, the Jersey Journal is reporting.

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New Jersey man sentenced to 235 months in prison for traveling to Thailand to sexually abuse young boys

Wayne CorlissNEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey man who admitted traveling to Thailand to have sex with children as young as six years old and producing and possessing child pornography was sentenced today to 235 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman and Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer.

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