June 27, 2014 |
AN IMPASSIONED judge of elections from Strawberry Mansion let loose on City Commissioner Stephanie Singer yesterday, accusing her of everything from voter intimidation to creating havoc and lawlessness at a polling place during the May primary election. "My community - my division - will never heal from this," Judge of Elections Bonita Cummings said during a City Commissioners' election board hearing yesterday. Cummings, a committeewoman in the 28th Ward and judge of elections in the ward's 6th division, was one of several witnesses from election boards who testified about complaints of Election Day impropriety.
January 26, 2014 |
Delsea's Sal Marchese, one of South Jersey's most successful football coaches, has been placed on administrative leave pending a Board of Education investigation into possible academic misconduct, a source close to the situation told The Inquirer on Friday. Marchese has been Delsea's coach for 21 seasons. He was named the Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club's Coach of the Year after last season, when Delsea won its second consecutive South Jersey Group 3 championship. The administrative leave, a suspension with pay, stems from accusations of irregularities in testing in a health and physical education class in November, the source said.
December 13, 2013 |
POLICE IN A Bucks County town acted appropriately when they stun-gunned a handcuffed teen fleeing arrest, prosecutors announced yesterday. Joseph Williams, 14, was handcuffed on suspicion of shoplifting and was fleeing arrest on foot when Tullytown cops shot him with a stun gun last month. His scraped-up mug made the rounds on social-media networks after his mother blamed his injuries on a police thrashing. Police maintained that the ninth-grader's face-first fall caused all the damage, including a broken nose.
October 31, 2013 |
A suspended Paulsboro High School biology teacher was found guilty Tuesday of official misconduct and luring for sending sexual messages in 2009 and 2010 to one of his students using a MySpace account on which he posed as a boy. Michael Furey, 49, of West Deptford, was found guilty by Superior Court Judge Walter L. Marshall of second-degree official misconduct and third-degree luring. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 29. Marshall also revoked Furey's $50,000 bail, placing him in jail pending sentencing.
July 4, 2013 |
A Lawnside police lieutenant was charged Tuesday with official misconduct after he allegedly failed to notify authorities of a suspect's confession about his role in a Salem County homicide, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. Lloyd Lewis, 44, the highest- ranking member of department, also was charged with tampering with evidence and public records. The accusation stems from an alleged exchange five years ago between Lewis and Lee Williams Jr., who was then wanted in connection with the homicide.
June 19, 2013 |
A Washington Township police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to official misconduct, falsifying records, and other offenses stemming from a traffic stop last summer of Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (D., Gloucester). Joseph DiBuonaventura, a 17-year veteran of the force, wrote in a police report that he stopped Moriarty on July 31 on the Black Horse Pike in Turnersville after the legislator cut him off. He said he smelled alcohol on Moriarty's breath and ordered him out of the car. Video footage from DiBuonaventura's car showed his vehicle parked on the median and then his chasing Moriarty.
May 3, 2013 |
A grand jury has indicted a Washington Township police officer on charges of tampering with records, falsifying records, and official misconduct, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday, stemming from the officer's arrest of Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D., Gloucester) in a July traffic stop. Joseph DiBuonaventura, 42, arrested Moriarty on July 31 on drunken-driving and other charges. If convicted of all charges, DiBuonaventura could face decades in prison. Moriarty said in an interview he felt vindicated by the indictment of the officer.
February 23, 2013 |
The state's Judicial Conduct Board filed formal charges Friday against a Lancaster County Magisterial District Judge, who had pleaded guilty to fixing her own traffic tickets. In November, 2010, Judge Kelly S. Ballentine received three summary traffic citations totaling $268.50 - two for parking violations and one for an expired registrations for a BMW sedan. Ballentine entered the court's computer system and dismissed her tickets. She pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to tampering with public records.
January 25, 2013 |
JOSE DURAN thought he'd find justice after releasing a video that showed narcotics officers cutting wires to his surveillance cameras before they allegedly looted his bodega. Instead, Duran has lost his business, his livelihood, his home, his dignity. "It makes me angry. They stole my future. Everything," Duran said in a recent interview. "They must think I'm nobody. I believed in the American dream, and now I see that it's not. The cops - they stole it from me. " The Daily News obtained the video of the Sept.