Two former corrections officers who smuggled a cellphone to an inmate at a New Jersey prison for sex offenders have been sentenced to prison terms.
The two-judge panel upheld another conviction in the case of Brian Aitken, who served almost four months in state prison before Gov. Chris Christie commuted his sentence in December 2010.
Nazair Bey, 36, was arrested earlier this month after a seven-month investigation by state and Cumberland County officials.
Justin Bello of Jersey City must serve 85 percent of the term imposed before becoming eligible for parole.
Ronnie Fedo of Jefferson Township must serve 85 percent of the term imposed before becoming eligible for parole.
Demetrius Minor of Gloucester Township must serve 85 percent of his term before becoming eligible for parole.
Thirty-five-year-old Juan Rojas of Edison must serve nearly 12 years of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the counterfeit prescriptions were filled in 20 counties throughout the state.
U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan also ordered Goldfarb to pay a $32,500 fine — the amount he was paid for his role in the scheme — and to forfeit more than $1 million, the amount traders made with illegal tips Goldfarb helped to arrange.
James Schlau was arrested after prostitutes reported the attacks. His lawyer said Schlau frequented prostitutes but never raped them.
The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, admitted in March that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million that he earned between 2004 and 2006 while living in Saddle River.
Under terms of the plea deal, 28-year-old Gary Wilson agreed to testify against the other defendants. He could face 45 years in prison when he’s sentenced in September.
The platinum-selling rapper and actor was sentenced Wednesday to up to 2 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to attempted criminal weapon possession.
Natasha Alexenko, sexual assault survivor who waited 15 years to see her assailant brought to justice, insists authorities often have the evidence to convict predators, but it goes untested for years.
A review of state records has found that New York’s prisons are running at about 88 percent capacity.