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  • Preventing Child Abuse and Exploitation
    Bebars Baslan Convicted on Four Counts
    Earlier today, following a two week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, returned a guilty verdict against Bebars Baslan on charges of travel with intent to engage in sexual acts with a child under 12, conspiracy to produce child...
  • Scheme: Pocket Full of Pesos
    Scheme: Pocket Full of Pesos
    Just a few short months ago Chicago emcee Scheme released a mixtape alongside DJ Scend titled, Pocket Full of Pesos. The mixtape harkens back to the days when a mixtape was actually that, a mixtape. Scheme rhymes over original and industry tracks...
  • Utility lines
    BBB warns consumers on latest utility bill phone scam
    The Better Business Bureau, or BBB, issued a warning Saturday for consumers to be alert for a new scam targeting utility customers across the United States.The warning comes after utilities companies in many states, including North Carolina and...
  • Over $31 million seized from international drug and money laundering scheme
    Over $31 million seized from international drug and money laundering scheme
    DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell from the New York Field Division announced the seizure of over $31 million from nine bank accounts in the United States, which are alleged to have been connected to an international money laundering...
  • Builder bilks couple of $500,000
    Builder bilks Bergen couple of $500,000
    Michael K. Petersen was already hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt when, prosecutors said, he convinced a Bergen County couple to loan him $500,000 that they’d never see another penny of. The physician and his wife apparently didn...
  • Russian radio head convicted in $4.2 million lease financing scheme
    Russian radio head convicted in $4.2 million lease financing scheme
    The former CEO of a small Russian broadcasting company in Bergen County was convicted by a federal jury in Newark today of orchestrating a lease-financing scheme that fleeced major lenders of more than $3 million. David Moro, who operated Inchon,...