Third man charged in the N.J. political operative’s murder-for-hire case
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Third man charged in the N.J. political operative’s murder-for-hire case

A Connecticut man was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire scheme in which a New Jersey-based political consultant paid him and another man to kill a longtime associate. George Bratsenis, 74, of Monroe, Conn. previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. His…

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Prosecutor: Former Steinert High School teacher charged with sexual assault

A former teacher at Steinert High School in Hamilton has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for having a sexual relationship with a female student more than two decades ago, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office. Joseph DePuglio,…

Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

Alert: Scammers pretend to be local police departments when calling residents

The cyber crimes unit in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office is investigating recent telephone scams where callers spoof the non-emergency telephone numbers for various police departments in an attempt to scam residents.┬áScammers claim falsely that the resident has a warrant out for their arrest.┬á Law enforcement will never ask for payment of any type over…