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New Jersey teen pleads guilty to hacking attack that shut down Scientology websites

cyber attack on Church of Scientology websites
cyber attack on Scientology
NEWARK, NJ - A 19-year-old Verona man pleaded guilty today to his role in a cyber attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable.

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Leader of bank robbery gang sentenced to over 177 years in connection with death of FBI agent

F.B.I. Special Agent Barry Lee Bush
FBI Special Agent Barry Lee Bush
TRENTON, NJ - The leader of a bank robbery gang whose spree included an attempted robbery during which an FBI Special Agent was tragically killed was sentenced today to more than 117 years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced.

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Sentencing for serial bank robbers responsible for shooting death of FBI agent in New Jersey

FBI Special Agent Barry Lee Bush
FBI agent Barry Lee Bush
NEWS UPDATE: Francisco Herrera-Genao, the lead defendant, faces a mandatory 110 years in federal prison. His sentencing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson in the federal courthouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey man testifies against California brother in methamphetamine conspiracy trial

methamphetamine bag - ice
ice methamphetamine
NEWARK, NJ - A jury today convicted a California man of conspiring with several people from New Jersey, including his brother, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 300 grams of methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.

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Two New Jersey men admit conspiracy to steal $1.2 million in equipment from NY Presbyterian Hospital

New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital
TRENTON, NJ – Two New Jersey men, one a former employee of New York Presbyterian Hospital, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to steal approximately $1.2 million in medical equipment from the hospital and then reselling it over the Internet at discounted prices, acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra announced.

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Eight charged with trafficking drugs hidden in luggage handles

luggage handle
cocaine hidden in luggage handles
NEWARK, NJ – Eight people in the United States and abroad were indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for their alleged participation in an international drug trafficking conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced today.

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Terminated worker admits extortion attempt against former employer

extortion attempt by former employee
terminated worker attempts extortion
NEWARK, NJ – A former computer systems administrator at a mutual fund management company admitted today that he attempted to extort improved severance benefits from the company by threatening to damage its computer systems and data, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced.

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School bus driver arrested by FBI on child pornography charges

school bus
School bus driver busted for child porn
The FBI announced today (Friday) the arrest of a Wanaque man on charges of possession of child pornography.

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New Jersey law enforcement to raise public awareness of "Move Over Law"

New JerseyNew Jersey traffic safety and law enforcemet officials will be educating motorists on the new "Move Over Law" for New Jersey drivers in a public outreach program this Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m.

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Alzheimer's Association Polo Classic

Alzheimer's Association Polo ClassicThe Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter announces that Eisai Inc. and Pfizer Inc are the official sponsors of its 22nd annual Alzheimer's Association Polo Classic, to be held on Saturday, June 20 (rain date June 27), 2009, at the Hillsborough Country Club in Neshanic Station.  The Polo Classic is one of the Chapter's largest fundraising events.

Pictured: Frank Ciriello, senior vice president, specialty and primary care business unit, Eisai Inc. (far left), stands with (from left to right) 1960's teen idol Paul Petersen; Miss New Jersey 2008 Ashley Fairfield; and WNBC's Today in New York Sports Anchor Otis Livingston at last year's Alzheimer's Association Polo Classic.

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