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Feds: Monmouth Marine Engines Inc. Defrauded the Military, Put Troops Lives At Risk

Monmouth Marine Engines, Brielle

Paul and Linda Mika the owners of Monmouth Marine Engines, Inc., and their son/employee Kenneth Mika, 49, have been arrested and charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with delivering cheap and unauthorized military equipment parts to the U.S. Department of Defense under a years long contract, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

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Howell Police Department Gets $93K federal grant for Youth Engagement Program

Photo via Howell Police Department’s facebook page

The Howell Police Department has been awarded a $93,357 grant by the U.S. Department of Justice for its Youth Engagement Program , according to an announcement today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

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Feds charge Neptune City felon with possession of a machine gun

Devon Harley, 30, of Neptune City faces two federal charges of possession an Glock 26 9mm which had been altered to shoot automatically while being a convicted felon, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney
Craig Carpenito .

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Feds: Englishtown Man Taped Himself Sexually Assaulting A Child

Christian Importuna’s twitter profile picture

Christian Importuna, 24, of Englishtown produced at least two videos of himself sexually assaulting a child, according to charges filed today by the FBI, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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U.S. Attorney Urges Public To Report COVID-19 Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey today urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or to the NCDF e-mail address: [email protected].

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Posted: March 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on U.S. Attorney Urges Public To Report COVID-19 Fraud

Trump Administration Sues Murphy and Grewal over Sanctuary State Policies

The U.S. Justice Department sued the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal yesterday, seeking to halt the elements of Grewal’s Immigrant Trust Directive which 1) prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring ICE detention requests on illegal aliens in custody for other crimes and 2) require law enforcement officers to give those aliens written notice in their native language that ICE is looking for them.

“Jurisdictions that adopt sanctuary policies and instead release these criminals put all of Americans in harm’s way,” President Donald Trump said during remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday according to The Washington Post. “I know we have different policies, different feelings, different everything. But sanctuary cities are causing us a tremendous problem in this country. We have stone-cold killers that they don’t want to hand over to us and then they escape into communities and they cause, in some cases, tremendous havoc.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth County Man Connected To Jersey City Shooting Faces Federal Weapons Charges

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, of Keyport, New Jersey, was arrested by the FBI early on Saturday morning and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He expected to appear on before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court on Monday, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

A note found in the pants of the male suspect in the Jersey City mass shooting last week prompted federal authorities to investigate A-Hady who goes by the name Ed Him on social media.

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Posted: December 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Man Connected To Jersey City Shooting Faces Federal Weapons Charges

Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl into NJ

Angel Santo Jerez Matos, 60, a/k/a “El Colonel,” today admitted his role in conspiring to traffic approximately 300 grams of fentanyl into New Jersey, according to an announcement by  U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Matos was a supplier of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine to a drug trafficking organization operating in and around New Jersey.

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Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl into NJ

Feds Charge Monmouth County Doctor With Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution

Martin Fried

Martin Fried, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Ocean Township is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark this afternoon on charges of attempting to distribute oxycodone and distribution of Adderall and Xanax outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court Fried owned and was the sole practitioner at a medical practice, Healthy Days LLC,  at 3300 Sunset Ave, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology, and touting specialties in “nutrition,” “Lyme disease and co-infection,” and “genetic/DNA testing.”

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Posted: November 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds Charge Monmouth County Doctor With Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution

Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn

Angelo Curato, photo via facebook

Angelo Curato, 26, of Manalapan, was arrested by federal authorities today and charged with convincing children to engage in sexually explicit conduct online, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

On June 2, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Curato’s residence. A forensic review of Curato’s laptop revealed hundreds of sexually explicit chat messages on his Skype accounts and hundreds of screenshots of boys engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The defendant was arrested by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s at that time and charged with one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography.

He is charged today by federal complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn