Tuesday, February 25 2020

Message from Prosecutor Coffina

Welcome to the re-designed website for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The 130-plus men and women of our Office are honored to serve all the residents of Burlington County. We are committed to prosecuting individuals who commit crimes in our county to the fullest extent of the law and treating crime victims with compassion, respect and sensitivity. We place the highest value on seeking justice in each case we handle, through excellence and professionalism in all aspects of our work.

We are excited at this opportunity to enhance our communication with the public we serve, and to keep our fellow residents informed about our efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes in Burlington County, as well as about our Office, our initiatives, our work with crime victims, and our community engagement activities.

We invite you to take the time to explore the various sections of our website, and to return often for updated information.

 

Recent News

MAPLE SHADE – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Township Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that two people were shot inside a Lenola Road apartment building this afternoon, including a 22-year-old woman who later died at a Camden hospital. The investigation began after Maple Shade police officers were called to The Arbors apartment …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 22-year-old Pemberton Township man was sentenced today to four years in New Jersey state prison for driving impaired and causing a 2018 crash in Woodland Township that killed a friend who was traveling in his vehicle. Donald Shinn, who pled guilty in December 2019 to Vehicular Homicide …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that three men have been indicted for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Burlington City resident late last year. Zahire N. Williams, 20, of Burlington City, Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, 23, of Westampton, and Lowell M. McCown, 20, of Philadelphia were indicted on charges of Murder (First Degree) and Conspiracy …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 79-year-old Hainesport man pled guilty today in Superior Court to stealing more than $2.5 million over a 14-year period from the Moorestown company where he was employed as an accounting manager. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Charles Esposito pled guilty to Theft by Deception (Second …

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  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that the father of a 4-year-old boy who died earlier this month from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in the family’s Browns Mills home has been charged in connection with the death. Andrew Mack, 31, was charged with Endangering the …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the Burlington County Operation Helping Hand program has expanded services into the municipal court that serves Burlington City and Burlington Township, with outreach and treatment options being offered to those arrested on nonviolent offenses related to their drug use. In partnership with the Burlington Township Police Department, the …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old woman was convicted today in Superior Court of fatally shooting her wife inside their Mount Holly home during the summer of 2017. After deliberating over three days, the jury found Laura Bluestein guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) and Tampering with Evidence (Fourth Degree). The Hon. …

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FLORENCE – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Florence Township Police Department Officer in Charge Jonathan Greenberg announced that a financial secretary has been charged with embezzling more than $561,000 from the church where she served as a volunteer. Taisha D. Smith-DeJoseph, 43, of Baldwin Lane in Willingboro, was charged with Theft by Deception (Second …

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Prosecutor's Office Mission Statement

The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office is committed to a standard of excellence in providing our citizens with the most effective and efficient investigation and prosecution of criminal offenders and providing innovative leadership for law enforcement. We will strive to enforce the laws fairly, impartially and justly while treating all victims of crime with compassion and dignity.

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