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For Immediate Release: February 21, 2024 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KALVIN LOPEZ (DOB: 02/24/1989; single; unemployed) of 300 Riverfront Boulevard, Unit 1313, Elmwood Park, NJ on charges of trafficking in personal identifying information and manufacturing fraudulent government documents. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck, the Manhattan (NY) District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Based upon information received from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation into the suspected manufacture and sale of fraudulent documents by KALVIN LOPEZ. On Friday, February 2, 2024, a court authorized search warrant was executed on LOPEZ’s residence in Elmwood Park, NJ by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Postal…

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For Immediate Release: January 4, 2024 In the course of the most recent police recruit class, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) was notified by the Police Training Commission (PTC) that they had received information regarding alleged rule violations occurring at the Bergen County Police Academy (Academy). The Academy is a unit of the County of Bergen’s Law and Public Safety Institute and operates as a partnership between the County of Bergen, the BCPO, and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. The BCPO is responsible for all law enforcement training occurring at the Academy, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our police recruits receive the highest quality training. We take all allegations of misconduct seriously, and we immediately began an investigation into those allegations. We have been working collaboratively with the PTC, the County of Bergen, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association to…

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For Immediate Release: September 8, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of SHENGJIN WU (DOB: 4/16/1992; married; employed as a casino dealer) of 511 Andrea Drive, Willow Grove, PA, on a charge of money laundering. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On September 7, 2023, during a narcotics investigation, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle as it traveled through Bergen County, NJ. The investigation revealed that the driver, SHENGJIN WU, was transporting $8,000 in cash, which was believed to be the proceeds of a narcotics transaction. As a result of the investigation, SHENGJIN WU was arrested at the scene and charged with third-degree money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a. WU was released on a summons pending his first appearance…

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For Immediate Release: September 8, 2023 Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LEVON DAYERMENJIAN (DOB: 03/01/1964; divorced; jeweler) of 281 Lafayette Avenue, Basement Apartment, Cliffside Park, NJ, on a charge of possession of child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On Thursday, September 7, 2023, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the residence of LEVON DAYERMENJIAN during an investigation related to child sexual abuse material. The investigation revealed that DAYERMENJIAN used the Internet to view, download, and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children. As a result of the investigation, LEVON DAYERMENJIAN was arrested on Thursday, September 7, 2023, in Paramus, NJ and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4b(5)(b)(iii). DAYERMENJIAN was remanded to the…

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For Immediate Release:March 16, 2022Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAMES FALLETTI (DOB: 7/18/1978; married; teacher) of Hackensack, NJ on endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact 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 Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Foligno. On Monday, August 30, 2021, the Elmwood Park Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child. A months-long investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Elmwood Park Police Department revealed that JAMES FALLETTI sexually assaulted the child, who was younger than 16 years old, in Elmwood Park, NJ. As a result of the investigation, on Monday, March 14, 2022, JAMES FALLETTI was arrested in Paramus, NJ, and…

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