Ex-Essex County assistant prosecutor Brian Kapalin among 9 charged in jail smuggling ring

Authorities say the ring ran a "contraband marketplace"

Authorities say the ring ran a "contraband marketplace" inside a federal pretrial detention facility. (May 28, 2014 10:50 PM)

Nine people, including a former assistant prosecutor and two corrections officers, are facing charges in what federal authorities say was a ring that smuggled contraband into a northern New Jersey jail.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the ring ran a "contraband marketplace" inside a federal pretrial detention facility at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

Authorities say...

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