Regional Briefs – November 1, 2016

Fugitive on N.J.’s ‘Most Wanted’ List Captured in Guatemala

PLAINFIELD, N.J. – One of New Jersey’s 12 most wanted fugitives has been captured in Guatemala, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Welder “Dario” Morente Dubon, 30, is charged with murder in the 2007 beating death of Joseph Tremarco, a co-worker at a tire shop. He’s expected to be extradited in the next few months.

Firing Overturned of Cop Going to School During Sick Leave

TRENTON – A state appeals court reversed the dismissal of a police sergeant who attended law school while on sick leave, The Associated Press reported. The panel cited questions about the timeliness of the charges brought against Scott Turner. Policies require troopers using sick time to remain home or at a “place of recovery” during business hours.

Man Acquitted After 24 Years In Prison Settles for $6M

NEW YORK – A man who spent 24 years in prison for a 1989 slaying before being retried and acquitted accepted on Tuesday a $6& million settlement in a federal lawsuit, the Daily News reported. The city claimed the deal with Derrick Deacon was fair and in its best interests. He has also received $3.9 million in a settlement with the state.

Cuomo Slams Proposed Canadian Milk Rules

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote Monday to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about possible regulations on milk that Cuomo says could lead to a $50& million loss for the state’s dairy export industry. The proposal would restrict imports of ultra-filtered milk, which is used for cheese and yogurt.

NYC Fire Inspector Arrested On Bribery Charges

BROOKLYN – A New York City fire inspector was arrested Monday for trying to bribe a buildings inspector to ignore a work violation at his home, The Associated Press reported. Angelo Young, 47, called an undercover investigator posing as a buildings inspector and offered $300 to squash the violation. He was arrested after he handed over the cash.