Two men have been arrested for selling an illicit alcoholic beverage to unlicensed stores throughout New Jersey area. The drink, Extracto de Malta, contains 3.5 percent alcohol by volume, according to laboratory results. This alcohol content is comparable to that of a light beer. The reason that the two men are in need of criminal defense is not that the drink is alcoholic. The reason is that store owners who sold the drink and consumers who purchased it were unaware of its alcohol content.
A 48-year-old con woman who has been on the run since 2007 was found hiding recently in a relative's basement. Police were alerted to her whereabouts after she provided false identification to an officer a year ago. Police were finally able to pinpoint her location and she is currently being held on $250,000 bail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey. She faces criminal charges of providing false identification to a law enforcement officer.
Many New Jersey residents might have assumed one man would have been on the other side of recent drunk driving charges. A 33-year-old New Jersey State Trooper, who hails from Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, was instead on the receiving end of these charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing an accident. Luckily, no one was injured in the ordeal.
A New Jersey State Assemblyman was arrested on charges of DWI recently, after being pulled over by police just before 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The legislator was brought to the police station and charged with an additional two counts, including refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test. The Assemblyman denies all charges, calling the incident a blatant abuse of power.
Federal authorities recently made 11 arrests in connection with what they claim was $15 million mortgage fraud scheme that spanned three states and included the attempted murder of a witness. The defendants, most of whom are from New Jersey, face charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. One of the suspects also faces an attempted murder charge.