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Livingston Weekly Court, June 16 – June 30

Eric Paragallo

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 • 9:50pm

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Municipal Court settled five case for the weeks of June 16 through June 30.

Maurice Farrar of East Orange was charged with burglary and theft for entering Popeye’s Chicken of the Livingston Mall and stealing $300 from the restaurant. The case was reviewed by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and both charges were subsequently downgraded; burglary to criminal trespassing and theft to a disorderly person’s level offence.

The charge of theft was dismissed as part of plea agreement and for the charge of criminal trespassing, Farrar was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a $200 fine, $33 court cost, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation Fund, and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund.

Attila Konate of East Orange was charged with possession of stolen property, specifically an Apple iPhone 5S, and selling said iPhone at an eco ATM machine in the Livingston Mall.

Konate pleaded guilty to creating a disturbance and was sentenced to pay a $200 fine and $33 in court cost fees.

Gabriela Lakhman of Florham Park was charged with possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, specifically a pipe.

Lakhman was sentenced to a one year term of conditional discharge, and to pay $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation Fund, $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund, $50 to the State Lab Fund, $50 to D.A.R.E., and $500 to the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction Fund. Additionally, she must pay a $75 conditional discharge fee.

Patricia Harvard of Newark was charged with shoplifting from Lord and Taylor for attempting to steal clothing valued at $794.

Harvard pleaded guilty to an amended charge of theft and was sentenced to a 120 day jail term with one year probation and to pay a $500 fine, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation Fund, and $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund.

Gina Calabrese of Staten Island was charged with DWI.

Calabrese pleaded guilty to the charge as written. For the offence, she received a seven month NJ license privilege revocation, and to pay a fine of $306, $33 in court cost fees, $50 to the Victim of Crime Compensation Fund, $75 to the Safe Neighborhood Fund and a $200 DWI surcharge fee. Additionally she must stay at an intoxicated driver recourse center for two days.

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