Gramiccioni confirmed by NJ Senate as Monmouth County Prosecutor

assetContentFREEHOLD — After serving in an acting capacity for four years, Christopher Gramiccioni is officially Monmouth County’s prosecutor. Two weeks after he was subjected to a grilling by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate on Monday confirmed his nomination to a five-year term. In the days leading up to his committee confirmation hearing on July 14,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Gramiccioni confirmed by NJ Senate as Monmouth County Prosecutor

DNA evidence clears Long Branch Man of 1992 rape conviction

Dion Harrell1Dion Harrell of Long Branch spent four years in prison for a rape he did not commit.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this afternoon that a recent DNA test proved the Harrell was not the source of the biological evidence found in the 17 year old victim of the 1987 rape.  Gramiccioni sad that Harrell’s conviction will be vacated.

Harrell was convicted on March 26, 1993 and released from prison in 1997.  He turned 50 years old last week and is homeless, according the the New Jersey Sex Offenders Registry.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gramiccioni’s nomination clears Senate committee

IMG_2506 (800x647)Christopher J. Gramiccioni will soon drop the “Acting” from his title as Monmouth County Prosecutor.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Gramiccioni’s nomination yesterday despite opposition for the state PBA who made an issue of his hiring practices.  The Senate is expected to confirm the prosecutor on August 1st.

A veteran of Chris Christie’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gramiccioni was the governor’s first choice to replace former prosecutor Luis Valentin. But he did not meet the constitutional residency requirements for the job and was hired as First Assistant Prosecutor in 2011.  Once the residency requirements were met, Peter Warshaw, Valentin’s replacement on an acting basis, was nominated for a Superior Court judgeship and Gramiccioni took over the top law enforcement job in Monmouth County July 1, 2012.

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Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Gramiccioni’s nomination clears Senate committee

Suspended Asbury Park Police Officer, His Sister, Indicted In Insurance Fraud Scheme

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Alix Antoine, a 37 year old suspended Asbury Park Police Officer and his sister Patricia Louis, a/k/a Patricia Antoine, 43, of Clifton, were indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury today on charges related to their scheme that enabled the sister to receive medical benefits she was not entitled to through the Asbury Park Police Department, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Between June 1, 2009 and April 1, 2013 the siblings knowingly made false statements and tampered with public records resulting in Patricia being enrolled in Alix’s Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy provided by the Asbury Park PD.

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Posted: June 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie nominates Gramiccioni for Monmouth County Prosecutor

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

The “Acting” my soon get dropped from Christopher Gramiccioni’s title.  Governor Chris Christie has nominated the Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor for a full term.  If confirmed by the Democratic State Senate, Gramiccioni will have a five year term.

Gramiccioni, an alumni of Christie’s U.S. Attoney’s Office, joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in 2011 as First Assistant Prosecutor.  He was promoted to Acting Prosecutor on July 1, 2012 after his predecessor, Peter Warshaw became a Superior Court Judge.

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Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth County authorities launch countywide special needs registry, first in the state

 Monmouth County residents can sign up for the Special Needs Registry here.
Acting Monmouth County  Prosecutor and Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the Special Needs Registry

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor and Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the Special Needs Registry

FREEHOLD — Authorities announced on Wednesday a countywide program aimed at equipping police officers with pertinent information about residents with special needs in their respective municipalities. The wide-ranging program is the first countywide effort in New Jersey and one of a few nationwide, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. It’s a joint effort between the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hazlet Man Charged With Prostituting Underage Girls

Robert Ianuale

Robert “FistPump” Ianuale photo via facebook

Robert Ianuale, 32, of Ned Drive in Hazlet was arrested at his home on Monday and charged with two counts of first degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child by causing or permitting a child to engage in child pornography; one count of first degree Promoting Prostitution of a Minor; one count of first degree Use of a Juvenile to Commit a Crime; two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography); one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography); one count of third degree Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity; and one count of third degree Luring or Enticing an Adult.

Also known as “FistPump,” Ianuale is the owner/operator of SwerveCast, an online live broadcasting service.  SwerveCast is offline as of this posting.

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Posted: March 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Diquan “Gudda” Speights Charged with Jamar Small’s Murder

Diquan Speights was charged with the murder of Jamar Small. photo via facebook

Diquan Speights was charged with the murder of Jamar Small. photo via facebook

An Asbury Park man who had been charged with Attempted Murder in 2014 was charged today with the December 20, 2015 shooting, murder and attempted murder in the 1000 block on Summerfield Avenue in Asbury Park.  The announcement by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office did not name the victims of today’s charges, but the time line and location match up with the murder of Jamar Small and the attempted murder of his brother.

A law enforcement official confirmed that today’s charges are for the Small murder.

Small was a standout football player who graduated from Asbury Park High School in 2010 and from Texas Southern University last year. He was the quarterback of the Texan Southern Tigers.  He returned to his home city to give back and mentor Asbury Park youth.

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Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Diquan “Gudda” Speights Charged with Jamar Small’s Murder

Asbury Park man indicted for firing at cop in shooting that injured 8 year old girl

assetContent (66)FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Asbury Park man on six counts, including attempted murder, after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with a police officer in November. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 4, an Asbury Park police officer attempted to conduct a field stop of Dante Allen, 20, of Asbury Park,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Physicians Assistant Charged With Selling Phony Scripts

presciption-pillsFrank Campione, a 45 year old physicians assistant with a home office in Brick Township, was arrested by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office this week on charges of selling prescriptions for opiates and other drugs, according to an announcement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

A four month long investigation revealed that between January 2015 and January 2016 Campione met with individuals in public places and sold them prescriptions for oxycodone and Xanax and other dangerous drugs.

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Posted: February 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Physicians Assistant Charged With Selling Phony Scripts