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Bergen County Instagram Influencer “Jay Mazini” Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for $8 Million Fraud Scheme

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County’s own Instagram sensation, Jebara Igbara, known to his followers as “Jay Mazini,” has been sentenced to seven years in prison for orchestrating a fraudulent scheme that swindled $8 million from unsuspecting investors. The verdict was handed down by District Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn, following Igbara’s guilty plea to wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering charges in November 2022.

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Tragic Incident in Edgewater: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle Identified

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Edgewater NJ, in a heartbreaking turn of events, authorities have confirmed the identity of the pedestrian tragically struck and killed by a vehicle in Edgewater over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Edgewater Armed Robbery

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOSE A. SANTANA TORRES, a/k/a “Roberto Daniel Clementi Giron,” 22, of Bronx, NY on charges of armed robbery and other offenses. The arrest is the continuation of a months-long investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.

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Developer Charged Alongside of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez Seeks Postponement

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Edgewater NJ,Fred Daibes, the North Jersey developer facing charges alongside U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in an alleged bribery scheme, has requested a postponement of his trial date in a separate bank fraud case until after Menendez’s trial concludes.

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Five Men Charged in Armed Carjacking and Robbery in Edgewater

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of DUSTIN ROBALINO (DOB: 06/10/2004; single; unemployed) of 108 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ; GILBERTO ROMAN (DOB: 12/22/2003; single; unemployed) of 5 Monroe Avenue, Carteret, NJ; WILKINS FURMENT (DOB: 11/10/2003; single; caterer) of 456 Tonnelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ; JIMMY RUIZ (DOB: 01/22/2005; single; unemployed) currently incarcerated at Hudson County Jail; and GIANCARLO RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 10/11/1997; single; self-employed disc jockey) of 354 6th Avenue, Paterson, NJ, on charges of carjacking, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit carjacking, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, and theft. The arrests are the result of a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force Raids Edgewater Drug Mill

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Detectives seized more than 25 pounds of marijuana, more than 25 pounds of hashish oil, psilocybin mushrooms, 181 Adderall pills, 58 Xanax pills, and $39,790.

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of BRANDEN WILLIAMS (DOB: 11/30/1991; single; unemployed) of 596 River Road TH4, Edgewater, NJ; and MADALYN OHANIAN (DOB: 03/30/2000; single; babysitter) of 14 Ridgetop Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY, for operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility.  The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Edgewater Firefighters Rescue Two Teens Trapped in and Abandon Rail Tunnel

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Edgewater NJ, two teenagers were rescued in New Jersey after flash flooding swept through Bergen County and the two became trapped inside an abandoned rail tunnel that became flooded.

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Edgewater Entrepreneur Found with 5lbs of Pot Charged with Intent to Distribute

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of WILLIAM AREVALO (6/09/1989; single; self-employed) of 190 River Road, Edgewater, NJ on charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Three Charged in the Shooting of Rapper Lil TJay in Edgewater

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of MOHAMED KONATE (DOB: 4/13/1995; single; unemployed) of 75 La Salle Street, Apt. 20A, New York, NY on attempted murder, armed robbery and weapons charges; and JEFFREY VALDEZ (DOB: 3/18/1998; single; unemployed) of 308 East 184th Street, Bronx, NY and ANTOINE BOYD (DOB: 12/30/1999; single; unemployed) of 855 East 217th Street, Bronx, NY on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon.

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UPDATE: Bergen Prosecutor Investigates Multiple Shootings in Edgewater

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen Prosecutor Mark Musella addresses multiple shootings in Edgewater with the following information:

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Founder of Edgewater Physical Therapy Clinic Charged with the Unlicensed Practice of Physical Therapy

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that KIM POZHARSKY (DOB: 1/19/1974; single; CEO/Founder of Personal Care Professionals) of 7855 Boulevard E, Apt 10H, North Bergen, NJ was charged with the unlicensed practice of physical therapy. This is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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Legendary Yankees broadcaster John Sterling Rescued from Flood Waters in Edgewater by Quick Thinking Co-Host Suzyn Waldman and Yankees Spanish broadcaster Rickie Ricardo

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Edgewater NJ, Yankee fans we had a close call, as Tropical Storm Ida blasted  the northeast on Wednesday evening, delivering heavy winds and rainfall to the New York/New Jersey area.

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Driver Charged with DWI in Edgewater Crash that Sent 2 to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MARIA ZARATE-CELIS (DOB: 5/25/1997; married; food delivery driver) of 143 71st Street, Guttenberg, NJ on a charge of Assault By Auto.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald R. Martin, Jr.

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BRONX MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF EDGEWATER MAN

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Edgewater NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of VICTOR S. RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 3/22/1988; single; unemployed) of 3529 Bruckner Boulevard, Apartment 4D, Bronx, NY on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon, Aggravated Assault, and Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin, Jr.

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