Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division
of Criminal Justice Director Stephen J.
Taylor announced that an Essex County man
has been sentenced for his role in trafficking
what he believed was a stolen luxury automobile.
to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor John
Kennedy, Ikim Williams, 38, of Newark, was
sentenced yesterday (May 10) by Superior
Court Judge Michael Petrolle in Essex County
to two years of probation, conditioned on
114 days in county jail, which Williams
has already served. Judge Petrolle also
ordered Williams to serve 100 hours of community
service. The sentence was based on Williams’
March 30 guilty plea to an accusation which
charged him with third-degree.
pleading guilty, Williams admitted that
on April 22, 2010, he trafficked in, or
supervised the trafficking of, a 2010 BMW
650i, belonging to BMW of North America.
Williams believed that the BMW, which was
on loan to the Office of the Insurance Fraud
Prosecutor as part of an undercover operation,
had been stolen. Williams admitted that
he arranged for Ibn Traynham to purchase
the car for $3,000.
was sentenced on Jan. 12 to six years in
state prison. The sentence is based on Traynham’s
Sept. 22 guilty plea to an accusation which
charged him with leading an auto theft trafficking
network, a second-degree crime.
Jarek Pyrzanowski and Deputy Attorney General
Nicole D. Rizzolo were assigned to the investigation.
Deputy Attorney General Rizzolo represented
the state at the sentencing. Acting Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor Kennedy thanked the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey Police
Department for its assistance in the investigation.