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East Orange Man Admits Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering

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East Orange

An Essex County man today admitted conspiring to murder a federal witness to protect a drug trafficking enterprise of which he was a member, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Ali Hill, 29, of East Orange, pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy.

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

From 2013 to March 12, 2018, Hill was a member of a drug trafficking enterprise responsible for distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl in and around Newark. 

Hill became aware that another member of the enterprise was cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities in an investigation into illegal activity. 

Hill aided other members of the enterprise in planning the murder of the victim, who was shot to death on March 12, 2018, as the victim walked his dog near a park in Bloomfield.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 3.