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Accused Money Launderer Arrested Importing A Large Quantity Of Cocaine Into Morris County From New York City

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of Pablo A. Home, 30 y/o, of Sparta, New Jersey following a 3 month long investigation into the drug distribution/money laundering activity of Home. This case was initiated in February of this year based on intelligence gathered by a municipal patrol officer in the Borough of Wharton following a motor vehicle stop on Route 46. This intelligence ultimately led to law enforcement halting the importation of a large quantity of powder cocaine and crack cocaine into Morris County by Home.

 

This 3 month long investigation concluded this morning with the motor vehicle stop and arrest of Home in Parsippany, New Jersey and the seizure of a quarter kilo of cocaine with a street value in excess of $12,000.00 as well as approximately $1,800.00 cash. In total, law enforcement has seized $13,714.00 from this drug distributer.

 

Home was charged with the following crimes:

 

1 count of first-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Cocaine), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)b(1);

 

1 count of second-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute (Crack Cocaine), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1)b(2);

 

2 counts of third-degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); and,

 

1 Count of third-degree Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity (Money Laundering), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25;

 

Home was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility on a $200,000.00 no 10% bail set by the Honorable Anthony J. Frese, J.M.C.

 

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp stated: “This investigation exemplifies how effectively the Morris County Narcotics Task Force conducts investigations based on intelligence developed by municipal law enforcement agencies. This investigation successfully halted the importation of a large quantity of cocaine that would have likely been sold in Morris County this holiday weekend.”

 

This investigation was led by Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Scibetta and Detective George Tsimpedes of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force.

 

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp wishes to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (Narcotics Task Force), the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and the Borough of Wharton Police Department.

 

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or DArseneault@co.morris.nj.us.

 

Kashif Parvaiz Sentenced To Life in Prison For Murder of Wife


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Kashif Parvaiz, age thirty (30), has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.

 

On February 26, 2015, Parvaiz was convicted when a jury returned a verdict of guilty against him on counts of Murder (a crime of the first degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (a crime of the first degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (crimes of the second degree), two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (crimes of the second degree), Prohibited Weapons and Devices (a crime of the fourth degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (a crime of the second degree), and Hindering One’s Apprehension (a crime of the third degree). 

 

This prosecution stemmed from the arrest of Kashif Parvaiz for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in the Town of Boonton on the night of August 16, 2011.    

 

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano and Assistant Prosecutor Erin Callahan represented the State during the prosecution of this matter.

 

On today’s date, the Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. sentenced Parvaiz to life in prison on the crime of Murder, which is subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act.  This sentence is to run consecutive to a sentence of seven (7) years with a three (3) year period of parole ineligibility on the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and also consecutive to a three (3) year sentence for Hindering Apprehension.  The aggregate sentence is a total of eighty-five (85) years in State Prison.  All other charges were run concurrent and/merged as required by law.      

 

Prosecutor Knapp would like to specifically thank the members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the Town of Boonton Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office - Criminal Investigation Section, and the Billerica (MA) Police Department. 
 

Prosecutor Knapp commended all law enforcement officers who participated in this successful prosecution:

            “The Major Crimes Unit led by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano and Captain Stephen Wilson did an outstanding job in bringing this individual to justice. The court imposed a severe sentence which was certainly justified by the horrific and cowardly acts of the unrepentant defendant.”

 

 Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault 973-285-6262 or darseneault@co.morris.nj.us.

 

Car Fire Death in Parsippany-Troy Hills

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Chief Paul Philipps announce the findings regarding the circumstances of a car fire which occurred in the area of Lake Shore Drive in the Lake Parsippany section of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

 

On May 18, 2015, at approximately 11:58 a.m., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department concerning a single motor vehicle (minivan) fire with one occupant. The vehicle was located on the side of the road in a residential neighborhood on Lake Shore Drive.


The joint investigation further revealed that the vehicle was occupied by one adult male, found in the driver’s seat.  The victim suffered significant burns and died as a result of the fire related injuries. The manner of death was determined to be suicide.

 

The identity of the individual is being withheld.

 

It does not appear at this time that there is any risk to the general public. No further information will be released regarding this occurrence.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or darseneault@co.morris.nj.us.

 

                                                                     

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