Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reward for information leading to capture of Joanne Chesimard, convicted in 1973 killing of state trooper, totals $2 million.
The most wanted woman in New Jersey history is now the first woman on the FBI's fugitive terrorist list. Joanne Chesimard, convicted of a murdering a state trooper in 1973, was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list Thursday on the 40-year anniversary of the trooper's death. The FBI Newark Division held a press conference Thursday to announce the addition of Chesimard's name and the collaboration between federal and state law enforcement agencies in upping the reward for information that leads to her arrest to $2 million. Chesimard is the first woman on the Most Wanted Terrorist List. Chesimard, who is now known as Assata Shakur, has been living under political asylum in Cuba since she broke out of a Hunterdon County prison during a…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Moshe Butler committed scam while on bail in multi-million dollar wire fraud case, prosecutors say.
A 33-year-old Teaneck man was sentenced today to more than five years in prison for scamming a New York City bank and two individuals out of more than $200,000 while free on bail for a separate multi-million dollar swindle, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. Moshe Butler pleaded guilty in April to defrauding Morgan Stanley Smith Barney out of around $37,417 by first opening an investment account with the bank that allowed immediate access to funds deposited by check, according to prosecutors and court papers. Butler first deposited a $50,000 check in the account, but burned through the money on largely failed securities and commodities option contracts. After losing the $50,000 and an additional $18,921, Butler deposited a $100,000 check …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hundreds of sexually explicit images involving children were found on the middle school teacher's computer, the FBI alleges.
The 26-year-old Yeshiva teacher and rabbinical student accused of having hundreds of images showing child pornography has been released on bail, according to federal court records. Evan Zauder, of New York City, was suspended from his position as a middle school teacher at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus after FBI agents found the explicit videos and pictures on his bedroom computer last week, school officials and federal authorities have said. Zauder was released on $2 million bail and must remain within areas of New York and New Jersey, court records show. He was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children and his computer use will be monitored. Acting on a tip, FBI agents went to his New York apartment and found the graphic videos on…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Teacher at local Yeshiva had hundreds of explicit images showing minors, FBI alleges.
A sixth-grade teacher at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus was in custody Thursday after FBI agents found hundreds of videos and images depicting child pornography on his home computer, according to authorities and court documents. Based on a tip, agents Monday went to the Manhattan apartment of 26-year-old Evan Zauder and found the explicit images, according to federal authorities. Agents discovered graphic videos on Zauder's bedroom computer showing young boys engaged in sex acts, a federal complaint said. One video found on Zauder's computer showed a boy potentially as young as 7-years-old, according to the complaint. “As a teacher, Evan Zauder was supposed to help children not, as alleged, contribute to their exploitation," Manhattan U.S. …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Threat against New York City is not confirmed, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says.
- On NJ.com
Thursday, September 8, 2011