Layne Bracht, 32, of Highlands, was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison today for uploading images of child sexual abuse to an online file-sharing network, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
A repeat offender who was convicted in 2006 of possession of child pornography, Bracht admitted in October of 2013 that he knowingly placed images and videos depicting child sexual abuse into shared folders that others could access via a peer-to-peer network. Special agents of the FBI executed a search warrant at his residence in Highlands on Jan. 15, 2014 and seized digital evidence that contained numerous videos and images depicting child sexual abuse, including material involving prepubescent minors and sadistic or masochistic conduct. The digital evidence seized included three files previously downloaded from Bracht by law enforcement agents working in an undercover capacity on the peer-to-peer network. Brach has been in federal custody since his January 2014 arrest. He pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas on December 2, 2014.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Irenas sentenced Bracht to serve 15 years of supervised release.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Highlands, Monmouth County | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Child Pornography, Highlands, Layne Bracht, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | No Comments »
Two Neptune Township men arrested last week after a month-long investigation revealed they were in possession of 600 decks of heroin ready for sale and three guns; a AR-15 assault rifle, a defaced 9mm handgun and a .40-caliber handgun have been released after posting bail, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Kahil Aziz, 25, already a convicted felon, was released after posting $235,000 bail as set by Neptune Township Municipal Court Judge Robin Wernik. Joel Jones, 30, was released after posting $200,000 bail as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. No 10% bail option was available to either defendant.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune Township | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Guns, Heroin, Joel Jones, Kahil Aziz, Neptune Township | Comments Off
Mario Coniglione, 51, of the Tottenville section of Staten Island, NY was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison today for stealing more than $187,000 in mortgage payments from two New Jersey couples, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Posing as a mortgage broker, Coniglione pocketed over $100,000 from a Freehold couple and $75,000 from a Jackson couple over a 33 month period in 2010 through August of 2013 when he was arrested. He pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree theft in December. In addition to the 7 year sentence, Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr ordered that Coniglione pay restitution of $187,562.40 to the victims.
Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Christoper Gramicconi, Mario Coniglione, Mortgage scam | Comments Off
Weber admitted possessing sexually explicit images of a 12-year old Pennsylvania girl with whom he had an online relationship in 2013, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
The young man was released on unsecured bail of $100,000 and subject to home confinement with electronic monitoring when he surrendered to federal authorities last June. He remains free on unsecured bail until his sentencing which is scheduled for June 22, 2015. The electronic monitoring device was removed from Weber today, according to a spokesman for Fishman.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Paul Mulshine | Tags: Chad Weber, Child Pornography, Colts Neck, Kiddie porn, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 1 Comment »