Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court

Marc LeMieux, left, outside of Monmouth County Courthouse following Phillip Seidle’s guilty plea

Governor Chris Christie today nominated three Monmouth County attorneys to become Superior Court Judges, according to an announcement from his office.

First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, of Belmar, Lourdes Lucas of Fair Haven and Daniel L. Weiss of Asbury Park will take the bench if confirmed by the State Senate.

LeMieux has been second in command of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office since January of 2014. He has prosecuted high profile cases, including former Neptune Township Police Sergeant Phillip Seidle’s murder of his ex-wife, Tamara Wilson-Seidle, on the streets of Asbury Park in 2015.

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court

Christie nominates Judge Escandon for tenure

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Judge Paul X. Escandon

Governor Chris Christie announced yesterday that he has nominated Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon for reappointment to the bench.  Should Escandon be be confirmed by the State Senate, he will be a tenured Judge eligible to serve until the mandatory retirement age of 70.

Escandon was appointed to the Superior Court in 2009 by Governor Jon Corzine.  His service on the bench became a matter of public controversy when Governor Chris Christie lent a sympathetic ear to Rachel Alintoff, whose divorce was being presided over by Escandon, during a Town Hall Meeting in Garfield, Bergen County, on May 2, 2012.  Alintoff complained to Christie that Escandon stripped her of her parental rights as a punishment for seeking an Order of Protection against her estranged husband in New York and that the Judge ordered her estranged husband, who she said makes over $500,000 per year on Wall Street, to provide only $1000 per month in support for her and her son.

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Posted: May 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie names N.J. Supreme Court nominee for a second time

Judge-BaumanTRENTON — In a surprise announcement, Gov. Chris Christie on Monday once again nominated a veteran Monmouth County judge to the state Supreme Court — even though the same nominee was rejected by the state Senate three years ago. The governor announced he was nominating David Bauman, a fellow Republican, at a Statehouse news conference. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Neptune City parents indicted for allegedly abducting their 8-year-old son

assetContentSOMERSET — Michael and Amy Streko, the Neptune City couple charged with taking their 8-year-old son from his grandmother, his legal guardian, have been indicted on second-degree interference with custody in Somerset County Superior Court. The pair were extradited from New York and taken to the Somerset County Jail on Aug. 6. Each parent is being… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Neptune City parents indicted for allegedly abducting their 8-year-old son

Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

Anthony-Nygee-StevensonAnthony “Nygee” Stevenson, a 48 year old Long Branch restaurateur , was sentenced to 50 years in state prison today by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christoper J. Gramiccioni.

Stevenson was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury in May on 91 counts of selling drugs and guns out of his Long Branch restaurant,  Christabell’s American Soul Food Restaurant.  He has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correction Insitution since his August 1, 2011 arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.  He will be eligible for parole in 26 years.

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Posted: July 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

Neptune cop accused of fatally shooting ex-wife once had gun taken away

assetContent (44)NEPTUNE — Neptune police Sgt. Philip Seidle was once declared unfit for duty and had his service weapon taken away three years before witnesses and officials say he shot his ex-wife to death on an Asbury Park street last month, court documents show. In a Sept. 16, 2014, affidavit, Seidle, who is now charged with using… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Neptune cop accused of fatally shooting ex-wife once had gun taken away

NJ cop accused of killing wife appears in court

assetContent (26)FREEHOLD —The police officer charged with killing his former wife in front of their 7-year-old daughter appeared in court Wednesday afternoon to face murder charges. Phillip Seidle, a sergeant with the Neptune Township Police Department,was formally charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and endangering the welfare of a child in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Neptune | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on NJ cop accused of killing wife appears in court

N.J. cop charged with killing ex-wife scheduled to appear in court

assetContentFREEHOLD – The Neptune Township police officer charged with shooting and killing his wife in front of their daughter on an Asbury Park street Tuesday is due in court Wednesday afternoon. Phillip Seidle, 51, a 22-year veteran with the Neptune Township Police Department, was charged with murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife Tamara Seidle.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. cop charged with killing ex-wife scheduled to appear in court

Former Wall schools boss convicted of official misconduct, falsifying records

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FREEHOLD – Instead of retiring to Florida, former Wall Township Public Schools Superintendent James Habel will be heading to a New Jersey State Prison. Habel, 58, was found guilty by a Monmouth County jury on Tuesday afternoon of one charge of official misconduct and multiple counts of falsifying or tampering with records. The official misconduct charge… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fate of former Wall schools boss heads to jury

assetContentFREEHOLD – After nine weeks of legal proceedings, the prosecution and defense in the trial of former Wall Township public schools Superintendent James Habel each delivered their closing arguments Wednesday. Habel, 58, was indicted in June 2013 on several charges, including second-degree official misconduct, theft by deception, financial facilitation of criminal activity, theft by failure to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »