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NJ ‘Chopped’ Chef Arrested After New Sexual Assault Allegations

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Teaneck NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of SHALOM YEHUDIEL (DOB: 3/03/1982; married; business owner) of Aventura, Florida on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office under the direction of Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael J. Driscoll.

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FBI’s Reputation Takes a Hit ,45% of Voters think the Bureau Been ‘Weaponized’ by Politics

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Ridgewood NJ, although half of voters still have a favorable opinion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most agree with a whistleblower’s description of the agency as having been “politically weaponized” by its leadership.

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Hackensack TD Bank Bank Robbery Investigation Results in Arrest

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Hackensack NJ, the Hackensack Police Department announces the arrest of Roderick Smith of Hackensack, NJ on several criminal charges stemming from a bank robbery investigation.
On January 18th, 2023 at approximately 4:30 P.M., Officers Denise Caero, Steven Lemanowicz, and Sergeant Franklin Bay responded to the TD Bank (540 River Street) on a report of a panic alarm activation.

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Former Hillsborough Township School District Official Admits To Kickback Scheme

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Hillsborough Township NJ, a Somerset County, New Jersey man yesterday admitted to paying kickbacks in return for fraudulent overtime payments that he received in connection with his former role as the Director of Buildings and Grounds for the Hillsborough Township School District, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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63% Want FBI’s Social Media Censorship Activity Investigated

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Ridgewood NJ, Revelations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement in social media censorship have raised voter concerns.

A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and Miranda Devine’s Laptop From Hell finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress should investigate whether the FBI was involved in censoring information on social media sites. Only 22% oppose such an investigation, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Bergen County Narcotic Task Force Arrests Armed and Dangerous Fugitive at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of DWAYNE KEVIN SHARLOW (DOB: 10/15/1966; single; unemployed) of 5500 Crestwood Drive, Prosper, TX on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.  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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Former Democrat Congressman and Philadelphia Political Operative Pleads Guilty to Massive Election Fraud Charges

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PHILADELPHIA  PA, United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced today that former U.S. Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election for orchestrating schemes to fraudulently stuff the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Pennsylvania elections.

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Florida Man Arrested in Teaneck on sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges

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Teaneck NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of SHALOM YEHUDIEL (DOB: 3/03/1982; married; business owner) of Surfside, FL on sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Federal Bureau of Investigation – New York Field Office under the direction of Assistant Director in Charge Michael J. Driscoll.

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View of the FBI Among Likely Voters Continues to Decline

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Ridgewood NJ, Fewer voters now trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”

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Microsoft Confirms FBI, CISA and ODNI Findings that SolarWinds Applications Hack Was By a Very Sophisticated Nation-state

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Ridgewood NJ, in an internal investigation into December 13th SolarWinds applications hack , Microsoft reported the following , “Our investigation into our own environment has found no evidence of access to production services or customer data. The investigation, which is ongoing, has also found no indications that our systems were used to attack others.

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Nashville Bombing Suspect May Have Been Killed in the Blast

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Nashville TN, CBS News is reporting that law enforcement sources claim the suspect in the Nashville explosion on Christmas Day may have been killed in the blast. DNA tests are being conducted on the human remains found at the scene.

Multiple sources confirm that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, has been identified as a person of interest in this case. Federal agents are currently searching his home.

Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV as the one in photos released to the public. Warner was described as a 63-year-old White man.

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The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Announce Critical FISA Reforms to Enhance Compliance, Oversight, and Accountability at the FBI

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Washington DC, The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced key reforms that will empower the FBI to build a more robust internal compliance program and that will ensure, among other things, the accuracy of FISA applications, as well as the active oversight of applications targeting federal elected officials, candidates for federal elected office, and their staffs.

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The FBI and DHS Issue PSA on Exploitation of Remote Desktop Protocol for New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Garden State Cyber Threat Highlight the FBI and DHS have Issued a PSA on Exploitation of Remote Desktop Protocol.

Over the last several years, the NJCCIC has received incident reports from New Jersey businesses and organizations that were victims of cyber-attacks perpetrated via network access granted through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Thursday, September 27, detailing threat actors’ increased exploitation of RDP to conduct malicious cyber activities. RDP is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft to enable access to a computer or server over a network connection. However, if not properly secured, threat actors can exploit RDP to steal account credentials, compromise identities, and hold sensitive information for ransom. To protect against RDP-based attacks, the FBI and DHS recommend implementing strong passwords and account lockout policies, enabling multi-factor authentication where possible, keeping systems and software updated, and limiting network exposure for all control system devices. For additional information on how to reduce the risks associated with RDP, the NJCCIC recommends reviewing the FBI and DHS Public Service Announcement and the NJCCIC threat analysis Remote Access: Open Ports Create Targets of Opportunity, Undue Risk.

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Latest Crime Statistics Show Presidents Priority of Reducing Violent Crime is Working

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Washington DC, The Federal Bureau of Investigation today released the 2017 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, a part of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). The report, which covers January-June 2017, suggests that the violent crime increases that occurred in 2015 and 2016 may have begun to level off. The number of violent crimes decreased by 0.8 percent nationwide in the first half of 2017 when compared with the same period in 2016. The nationwide violent crime rate (the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people in the U.S.) increased by a total of nearly 7 percent during 2015 and 2016, (3.3 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively), the largest two increases in a quarter of a century.

“When President Trump took office, he ordered the Department of Justice to prioritize the reduction of violent crime, and that is what we have done every day since,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “Last year, we charged more defendants with violent crime offenses than in any year in decades. We convicted hundreds of human traffickers, arrested thousands of violent gang members, and charged hundreds of people suspected of contributing to our opioid abuse epidemic. Working with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, we are making a difference and protecting our communities. These data are encouraging, because it is essential that drastic increases in violent crime not become the new normal. We are dedicated to ensuring they do not.”

The data released by the FBI today also show that murders increased by 1.5 percent nationwide during the first six months of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016. This suggests a significant leveling off of the previous increase. In the first half of 2016, murders increased by 5.2 percent. Other categories of violent crime, including rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, all decreased in the first half of 2017 (by 2.4 percent, 2.2 percent, and 0.1 percent, respectively). All three categories increased during the same period in 2016. The FBI’s 2017 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report is based on information received by the FBI from 13,033 law enforcement agencies nationwide.