N.J. attorney indicted for falsely accusing detective, officials say

Gavel and blind justice for online use on October, 9, 2013. Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger Murray, Ed

NEW BRUNSWICK[1] An attorney has been indicted for allegedly falsely accusing a detective in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office during an investigation into a motor vehicle crash, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mark Kentos, 46, of Freehold, who practices law in Hopewell, was charged with one count of falsely incriminating another individual after allegedly claiming a detective from the county Prosecutor’s Office was “driving Kentos’s vehicle in the crash, when, in fact, the detective was never at the scene and was not involved,” the statement said. An investigation determined that Kentos was “driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck in the parking lot of a nightclub in Sayreville” on Dec. 4, 2015 when he “crashed into the rear passenger side of a 2013 Subaru at 11:20 p.m.,” the statement said. Kentos, according to the statement, allegedly told police his pickup “had been driven by the detective from the country Prosecutor’s Office and “claimed the detective fled.”

The probe found that not only was the detective not the driver, the statement said, but he “was not at the scene of the collision, and had not been at the nightclub.”

Kentos was charged by police on Dec. 28, 2015.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Spencer Kent may be reached at

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