Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Three Middlesex County men, including a resident of Fords, were picked up on charges of kiddie porn, which the AG's office described as the "torture" of children.
A man from the Fords section of Woodbridge was one of 24 men and a juvenile arrested in a kiddie porn ring that spanned 11 counties and the state. Jose Holguin, 59, was among the three Middlesex county residents arrested in the probe, called Operation Ever Vigilant. Along with the other 24 defendants, Holguin was picked up in a multi-agency operation that ran from February 18 to 22. Operation Ever Vigilant itself began three months ago, when the Digital Technology Investigations Unit of the State Police began searching out offenders who were making child porn available to other aficionados of the practice. Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa characterized the digital child pornography as "vile" in a press conference held in Hamilton, near…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Jonathan Nieves and Roy Remiggio, both of Woodbridge and alleged affiliates of a violent Perth Amboy street gang, have been charged in a massive 31-defendant indictment.
Two Woodbridge men were indicted Monday on racketeering, conspiracy, and witness tampering charges related to a huge gang-member operation that spanned Middlesex County and beyond. Jonathan Nieves, 31, of Woodbridge Proper and Roy Remiggio, 33, of the Keasbey section of Woodbridge, were named in the indictment as two of 31 alleged gang members and associates of a violent Perth Amboy-based drug network linked to the Ñeta street gang. The mass list of defendants were allegedly involved in trafficking heroin and crack cocaine on the street in Middlesex County and in New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, the NJ Office of the Attorney General (NJOAG) announced today. The indictment, handed down in Mercer County Superior Court on August 6, …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Luis S. Roman pleaded guilty to being part of a network involved in drug and cell phone smuggling into an Essex County prison.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
A former correction officer at Northern State Prison in Newark was sentenced to prison today for smuggling pre-paid cell phones and drugs into the prison as part of a smuggling network. Luis S. Roman, 48, of Avenel, was sentenced to five years in state prison without possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. He pleaded guilty to official misconduct, admitting that he smuggled cell phones and drugs into the prison for a network of inmates who solicited customers and distributed the contraband. He smuggled pre-paid cell phones, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana into the prison several times a week, hiding the items in his protective vest and boots. A former inmate who served as an organizer and …