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September 2011 Archives

New Jersey financial advisor sentenced to 14 years in prison

"Crime doesn't pay," goes a cliched admonition, and a New Jersey investment advisor recently learned this the hard way. She had been charged with securities fraud and transacting in criminal property. All told, she was accused of bilking investors of more than $11 million in a 13-year period. Facing charges as serious as these, a strong criminal defense was surely a paramount concern for the advisor. She eventually pled guilty as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced to 14 years in a federal penitentiary.

Sexual assault ensues under guise of Bible study

In the world of criminal law, few offenses are considered as grievous as those that involve sexual assault. Individuals who find themselves accused of sex crimes can be up against some severe legal consequences. Such is the case for two New Jersey men who were recently charged with both kidnapping and sexual assault. What's worse is that their alleged victim was mentally handicapped.

Man charged after allegedly causing three accidents

Charges are pending against a 38-year-old New Jersey man who is said to have caused three car accidents within the span of an hour on a Sunday in August. No one was hurt in the accidents, except for a minor injury to the accused man, who now faces drug charges.