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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 15, 2013

Newark, N.J., Man Sentenced To 55 Months In Prison For Carjacking

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 55 months in prison for his role in a carjacking on March 14, 2012, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Anthony Reynolds, 18, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh in Newark federal court to an Information charging him with one count of theft of a motor vehicle by force, violence and intimidation.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Reynolds admitted that on March 14, 2012, he was a passenger in a BMW that had stopped at an intersection in Newark. Reynolds exited the vehicle and approached the driver’s side of a Porsche 911 Turbo that was stopped behind the BMW. Reynolds brandished a .38-cal. revolver at the driver of the Porsche 911 Turbo and ordered the driver out of the car. Once the driver got out of the car, Reynolds attempted to drive away in the Porsche 911 Turbo, but was unable to operate its manual transmission. A police chase ensued on foot and the police apprehended Reynolds.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Cavanaugh sentenced Reynolds to three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents with the FBI, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge David Velazquez in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dara Aquila Govan of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Organized Crimes/Gangs Unit in Newark.

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Defense counsel: Joseph Ferrante Esq., Newark

Updated March 18, 2015