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Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl into NJ

Angel Santo Jerez Matos, 60, a/k/a “El Colonel,” today admitted his role in conspiring to traffic approximately 300 grams of fentanyl into New Jersey, according to an announcement by  U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Matos was a supplier of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine to a drug trafficking organization operating in and around New Jersey.

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Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl into NJ

Feds Charge Monmouth County Doctor With Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution

Martin Fried

Martin Fried, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Ocean Township is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark this afternoon on charges of attempting to distribute oxycodone and distribution of Adderall and Xanax outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court Fried owned and was the sole practitioner at a medical practice, Healthy Days LLC,  at 3300 Sunset Ave, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology, and touting specialties in “nutrition,” “Lyme disease and co-infection,” and “genetic/DNA testing.”

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Posted: November 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds Charge Monmouth County Doctor With Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution

Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn

Angelo Curato, photo via facebook

Angelo Curato, 26, of Manalapan, was arrested by federal authorities today and charged with convincing children to engage in sexually explicit conduct online, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

On June 2, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Curato’s residence. A forensic review of Curato’s laptop revealed hundreds of sexually explicit chat messages on his Skype accounts and hundreds of screenshots of boys engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The defendant was arrested by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s at that time and charged with one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography.

He is charged today by federal complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Posted: May 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Man Arrested By Feds For Producing Child Porn

Monmouth Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

Navesink branch of Investors Bank

Martin N. Racioppi, 52, of Monmouth Beach, pleaded guilty  in federal court in Trenton today to robbing the Navesink branch of Investor Saving Bank, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Racioppi entered the Navesink Investors branch on July 20, 2017 and demanded money from a teller.  He fled with approximately $1,600.  The FBI arrested him the following day in Eatontown.

This is Racioppi’s third bank robbery conviction.  He was released from federal prison on March 26, 2014 for his 2007 conviction in the robbery of a Red Bank Sovereign Bank branch, according the the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  He was on parole for a previous bank robbery conviction at the time of the Red Bank robbery, according to RedBankGreen. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery