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Three Members of Violent Newark Street Gang Indicted on Racketeering and Murder Charges>

December 20, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. — Three Newark men were arraigned today on a 24–count Superseding Indictment charging them with violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), murder, kidnaping, robbery, carjacking, drug conspiracy, other violent acts in aid of racketeering and related charges, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. More »

Four Men Arrested for Conspiring to Sell Firearms Purported to Belong to the Family of Saddam Hussein

December 20, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. – Four men, including two New Jersey residents, were arrested today and charged with conspiring to sell seven firearms believed to have belonged to the family of Saddam Hussein, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. More »

Camden County, NJ, Man Admits Role in Illegal Sale of 16 Guns

December 19, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County man today admitted to selling 16 guns without a license and illegally possessing firearms, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Ammie Steward, a/k/a "Beav," a/k/a "B," 37, of Pennsauken, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an Information charging him with one count of dealing firearms without a license and one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. More »

Cape May County, NJ Man Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Providing Ammunition to Convicted Felons Charged with Racketeering

November 16, 2012

CAMDEN, NJ — An associate of two lead defendants in a racketeering case was sentenced today to six months in prison for providing them with ammunition despite knowing they were both convicted felons, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. More »

Atlantic City, N.J., Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Role In Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

October 25, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic City, N.J. man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Supermarket Employee Shoots, Kills Two Co-Workers, Self

August 31, 2012

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced that a 23-year-old supermarket employee shot and killed two co-workers this morning before killing himself.More »

Bergen County Woman Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot Against Rival

August 8, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bergen County, N.J., woman today admitted trying to hire a hitman to kill a romantic rival, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Cape May County, NJ Man Admits Providing Handgun Ammunition to Two Convicted Felons Charged with Racketeering

June 27, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. — An associate of the two lead defendants in a racketeering case today admitted providing them with ammunition despite knowing they were both convicted felons, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Federal Jury Convicts Bloods Street Gang Leader for Illegal Firearm Possession

June 27, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. — The leader of the South Side Cartel set of the Bloods in Newark was convicted today by a federal jury for illegal possession of a loaded handgun by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

New Jersey Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Mistaken Identify Murder

June 8, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. – Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

New Jersey Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 30 Years in Prison for Mistaken Identity Murder, Other Gang-Related Crimes

June 5, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. – Torien Brooks, a leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was sentenced today to 362 months in prison for murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity, kidnapping a rival gang member and conspiring to distribute narcotics as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Camden, N.J., Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Unlawful Possession of a Semiautomatic Pistol

April 27, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. — A Camden man with prior felony convictions was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a semiautomatic pistol with a high capacity magazine, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

West Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Sale of 28 Guns in New Jersey

March 28, 2012

TRENTON, N.J. — A Mount Hope, W.Va., man today admitted to selling guns without a license and illegally possessing firearms, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Four Charged Federally with Transporting Stolen Handguns and Assault Rifles into New Jersey

March 15, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. – Three South Carolina men and one Newark resident face federal charges for allegedly transporting 22 firearms into New Jersey that were recently stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.More »

Federal Jury Convicts East Orange, NJ, Man of Illegal Firearm Possession

March 1, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. – An East Orange, N.J., man was convicted today for illegal possession of a loaded handgun by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. The jury returned a guilty verdict against Rahim Gilbert, 27, following a four-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas in Camden federal court. Gilbert was convicted of the sole count of the Indictment against him: being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.More »

More Than $9.6 Million in Contraband Cigarette Sales Leads to Six Arrests in New Jersey Sting

February 14, 2012

CAMDEN, N.J. – Six men from southern New Jersey were arrested today for their alleged roles in a $9.6 million conspiracy to obtain contraband, untaxed cigarettes for sale – including out of three New Jersey retail locations, U.S. Attorney Fishman announced.More »