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All Charges Against Sandra Brower Dropped

All criminal charges against former Assistant Schools Superintendent Sandra Brower have been dropped, authorities said Monday.

A new grand jury convened Monday to pursue charges against Brower after the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office uncovered additional evidence in the case, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. 

Gramiccioni in a telephone interview declined to say what the new evidence was, but said it was not available at the time of the original indictment.

The previous indictment named Brower and former Wall schools Superintendent James Habel in a scheme to cover up a possible sex abuse case of a then-4-year-old student. Those charges against Brower, and Habel's alleged involvement in it, are now dropped.

Gramiccioni said that the separate indictment against Habel, which charges the former schools cheif with bilking the school district out of thousands of dollars, is still intact and he expect a court date in the near future.

"We defend the state without prejudice or passion,'' Gramiccioni said. "And we don't keep score." 

More on this story will be reported as information becomes available.
WMS826 January 27, 2014 at 09:35 PM
This is quite common with that agency. They are way too over zealous often looking for things not there. Does anyone recall the poor nurse from Brick who was acquitted at least once, maybe a second time on a charge put up by this witch hunt agency.

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