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2006 News  
December 27, 2006
Rabner and Weiner Announce Lawsuit on Behalf of Schools Construction Corp.
- SCC Seeks to Recover $3.5 Million; Launches Initiative to Recoup Costs Incurred Due to Faulty Designs
December 22, 2006
Essex County Woman Sentenced for Faking Nursing Licenses
December 21, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice - Environmental Crimes Bureau Continues Crackdown on Illegal Activity
December 21, 2006
State Employee, Three Others Charged with Fraudulently Collecting More Than $33,800 in Unemployment Payments
December 21, 2006
Attorney General Announces Settlement with SONY/BMG to Resolve Secret Software Case
- Firm Will Pay Restitution for Computers Harmed by Software
December 20, 2006
Three Arrested for Allegedly Stealing More than $800,000 From State of New Jersey by Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns
December 20, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice Training Program Graduates 18 Investigators From Intensive 20-Week Police Training Course
December 20, 2006
New Jersey Computer Forensic Lab Earns Prestigious Accreditation from National Crime Lab Directors
December 19, 2006
Unregistered Home Improvement Contractor Charged With Creating False Registration

December 18, 2006
Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Conspiracy

December 18, 2006
Rabner Announces Challenge to EPA Rule Setting Annual Air Quality Standard
December 18, 2006
Former Judiciary Clerk Indicted For Fraudulently Altering Court Records in Attempt to Avoid Payment of Judgment
December 18, 2006
$4 Million in Grants Awarded to Law Enforcement Agencies for Bullet-resistant Vests
December 15, 2006
Former Hudson County Auto Body Shop Owner Sentenced for Insurance Fraud Scam
December 15, 2006
Two Former Housing Authority Employees Plead Guilty to Stealing Thousands from Rental Assistance Programs
- $91,000 Stolen from Old Bridge Housing Authority Programs
December 15, 2006
Union County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Her Role in Theft of $866,000 from Homelessness Prevention Program
December 13, 2006
Housing Discrimination Complaints Filed Against Landlords and Real Estate Agency Posting Vacancies on the Internet
- Separate Web-Related Discrimination Case Resolved by Settlement
December 11, 2006
Attorney General Announces Lawsuit Seeking Recovery of School Site Clean-Up Costs;
Complaint on Behalf of SCC Seeks Reimbursement from Getty Petroleum, Realty Firm
December 11, 2006
State Charges Duane Reade Drugstores with Selling Expired and Mispriced Products
- Alleged Actions Violate 2006 Settlement with New Jersey
December 11, 2006
Rabner Announces Settlement with Chase, Trilegiant on Misleading Promotions
December 8, 2006
Union County Man Indicted in Alleged Attempt to Sell Stolen Cadillac
December 7, 2006
AG Announces Intent to Sue EPA on Clean Air Act Failures;
Complaint on Behalf of DEP to Focus on Coal-Fired Power Plant in Pennsylvania
December 7, 2006
Police Officers Indicted in Alleged Insurance Fraud Conspiracy
December 6, 2006
Union County Man Pleads Guilty to $10,500 Insurance Theft
December 4, 2006
Law Enforcement Begins Crackdown on Impaired Drivers In Year End Holiday ‘You Drink and Drive. You Lose’ Blitz
December 4, 2006
Ocean County Mother and Son Charged in Insurance Fraud Conspiracy
December 1, 2006
South Jersey Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Multi-million Dollar Sports Gambling Ring
2006 News  
November 30, 2006
State Files Suit Against Electronics Company for Violations of Consumer Fraud Act
November 29, 2006
Monmouth County Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing $346,000 in Insurance Sales Commissions and Passing Bad Check
November 28, 2006
Wildwood Man Charged With Health Insurance Claims Fraud
November 27, 2006
Newark Women Sentenced for Using Stolen Identity to Commit $44,000 Insurance Fraud
November 21, 2006
Mayor of Carneys Point Indicted in Attempt to Bribe Political Opponent to Drop Out of Committee Race
November 17, 2006
West Orange Women Charged with Auto Insurance “Jump-in” Scam
November 17, 2006
Bayonne Woman Sentenced for Automobil
e Insurance Fraud
November 17, 2006
South Jersey Construction Company Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery Charge Filed by Office of Government Integrity
November 16, 2006
Attorney General Asks Social Networking Websites to Allow Users to Quickly Report Inappropriate Content
- Rabner Says He is Concerned About Criminal Activity Linked to Web
November 16, 2006
New Jersey to Receive over $300,000 in Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Omnicare
November 15, 2006
Former Insurance Company Employee and Two Monmouth County Men Charged in $19,000 Insurance Claim Check Scam
November 14, 2006
Former Bail Bond Agent Sentenced for Stealing More than $52,900 in Bond Monies
November 14, 2006
Englewood Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft in Marriage Counseling Health Insurance Scam
November 13, 2006
AG Announces Settlement that Will Result in New Energy Standards for Appliances; N.J., 14 Other States Achieve Major Energy Conservation Agreement with Feds
November 13, 2006
‘Buckle Up South Jersey’ Kicks Off Seatbelt Enforcement Mobilization
November 9, 2006
Attorney General Requests Court Order for Recheck of Ocean County Voting Machines
- Discrepancy in Reporting Results in Barnegat and Lakewood Election Districts
November 9, 2006
Idaho Man Sentenced for Stealing Funds Invested in Bogus Fuel Technology Venture
November 9, 2006
Gloucester County Man Charged in $300,000 Physical Therapy Insurance Scam
November 9, 2006
Newark Pharmacist and Pharmacy Charged with Medicaid Fraud
November 9, 2006
Pennsylvania Man Charged for Alleged Role in Car Theft Ring
- Investigation Has Identified Over $800,000 in Stolen Cars
November 6, 2006
AG Names Ottenberg Acting Prosecutor in Camden
- Josh Ottenberg Currently Deputy First Assistant
November 6, 2006
DCR Seeks to Amend, Readopt Rules Pertaining to Family Leave Act
November 3, 2006
Attorney General and Divison of Consumer Affairs Sue Two Car Dealerships
November 3, 2006
Former Union County Pharmacist and Morris County Pharmacy Technician Plead Guilty to Stealing Drugs from Hospitals
November 3, 2006
Essex County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Her Role in Theft of $866,000 from Homeless Prevention Program
November 2, 2006
Former Insurance Company Employee and Three Others Charged with Phony Check Scam
November 2, 2006
Owner of Camden County Medical Companies And Accomplice Plead Guilty to Insurance Fraud
November 2, 2006
Attorney General Rabner Announces Election Day Safeguards
November 2, 2006
AG Obtains Court Order Halting Site Work by Property Owner Accused of Ignoring State with Wetlands Building Project
2006 News  
October 31, 2006
Heroin Kingpin Convicted of First-degree Charges of Conspiracy, Racketeering and Drug Distribution
- Irvington Man, Charles “Black” Hamilton, Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence
October 30, 2006
New Indictment in McGuire Murder Case
October 30, 2006
Voter Registration Statistics Announced
October 26, 2006
Attorney General Names Robert J. Gilson as Director of the Division of Law
- Former Federal Prosecutor John Vazquez Also Named Special Assistant to AG
October 26, 2006
Ocean County Certified Nurse Assistant Charged with Stealing Medication from Nursing Home Resident
October 25, 2006
Newark Man and Paterson Woman Charged in Identity Theft Case
October 24, 2006
Former State Employee Convicted of Attempted
Murder in Plot to Kill Ex-husband
October 24, 2006
Attorney General Rabner and Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Rite Aid Corporation and Rite Aid New Jersey for Expired Products and Inflated Pricing
- Violations Include Sale of Expired Infant Formula, Baby Food and Non-Prescription Drugs
October 23, 2006
Former Motor Vehicle Commission Clerk Pleads Guilty to Selling Drivers’ Licenses to Unauthorized Persons

October 23, 2006
Hudson County Corporation Pleads Guilty To $33,800 Medicaid Fraud Scam

October 19, 2006
J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C. Pays $195,000 to Settle Suit with New Jersey; Two Branch Offices Prohibited from Soliciting New Jersey Residents
October 19, 2006
Former Hudson County Auto Body Shop Owner Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scam
October 19, 2006
Advisory:Public Hearing on Voting Machine Software Upgrade
October 17, 2006
New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners’ Website Ranked #1 in the Country by Public Citizen
October 17, 2006
Two North Jersey Contractors Charged with Falsifying State Registration Documents to Work on Public Contracts
- Attorney General and Labor Commissioner Target Violators of Labor Act
October 13, 2006
State Lawsuit Seeks to Clear Path for Coastal Protection Project on Long Beach Island;
Surf City Property Owners Sued to Ensure Access for Beach Replenishment
October 13, 2006
New Jersey Says Justice Department Suit on NSA Collecting Phone Records Should be Dismissed - Federal Action an Attempt to Block Enforcement of State Law
October 13, 2006
Penny Stock Digital Gas (DIGG.PK), Three Individuals Ordered to Cease Securities Related Activities, Assets Frozen - State Seeks Restitution and Civil Monetary Penalties
October 13, 2006
Hudson County Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Driver’s License and Insurance Card - Caught in Sting by Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
October 12, 2006
New Jersey Enters Order with U.S. Justice Department Regarding Voter Registration
- Rabner Seeks Declaratory Judgment in Superior Court to Use County Registration Records While Testing New Statewide Registration System
October 12, 2006
Terminix Pleads Guilty to Assault in Botched Fumigation Company
- Will Pay $300,000 to Fund School Safety Program
October 11, 2006
New York Doctor and Wife Charged with Money Laundering and Health Care Claims Fraud - Couple Allegedly Stole Over $500,000 from 17 Insurance Companies
October 10, 2006
Middlesex County Man Charged with Stealing $137,000 from Social Security Administration - Five Others Charged with Defrauding State Unemployment Fund
October 6, 2006
Former Nurse Sentenced for Health Care Claims Fraud
October 6, 2006
Trigger Man in 1988 Murder of Hudson County Mob Boss Returning to New Jersey to Complete State Sentence
October 6, 2006
Hudson County Businessman Sentenced for Failure to Pay Taxes
- Ordered to Pay State Over Half Million Dollars in Taxes, Interest and Penalties
October 5, 2006
State Reaches Agreement with Vehicle Donation Processing Center for Violations of Charities Act and Regulations
- VDPC to Pay $33,876 in Settlement
October 5, 2006
Attorney General Announces Ameriquest Settlement Information
October 4, 2006
New York Man Pleads Guilty to Leading Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Ring
October 4, 2006
Grants Awarded to Municipal Police Departments
to Replace Defective Bullet-resistant Vests
October 4, 2006
First Montauk Pays $475,000 to Settle Investigation with New Jersey as Chairman and Vice Chairman Agree to Resign from Parent Company
October 3, 2006
Rule Proposal - DCR Seeks to Amend, Readopt Rules on Employment Advertising
October 3, 2006
Owners of Unlicensed Vocational School Permanently Banned from Operating or Working in Vocational or Practical Nursing Schools
- Defendants to Pay $279,323 in Restitution, Penalties, and Reimbursement of Costs and Fees
2006 News  
September 29, 2006
Vineland Man Sentenced to State Prison for Engaging in Check-kiting Scheme with Mother to Buy Luxury Cars
- Mother Was Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison
September 29, 2006
Attorney General Names Chief of Staff - Rabner Taps Lisa Thornton, Senior Associate Counsel in the Governor’s Office
September 28, 2006
New Jersey And 27 Other States Reach Agreement With Paypal to Settle Multi-State Investigation - Paypal to Change Business Practices To Protect Consumer Rights
September 27, 2006
Deceptive Ads That Target Hispanics
September 26, 2006
Advisory
- Public Hearing on Voting Machines
Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, beginning at 10 a.m.
September 26, 2006
Manalapan Doctor Charged with $589,000 Medicare and Health Insurance Fraud
September 22, 2006
State Complaint Seeks to Make ‘Private’ Beaches in Sea Bright Available to General Public
September 21, 2006
Former Bail Bond Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $55,900 in Bond Monies
September 21, 2006
Former President of Middlesex County Recycling Company Charged with Bilking State Fund out of More than $12,000
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Defendant Currently Serving Time in Federal Prison for Bribery
September 20, 2006
Amendments Proposed to NJ Harness Racing Rules -
Proposed Changes Deal with Handling of Damaged Harness Racing Sulkies - Date of Proposal: September 18, 2006
Proposal Number: PRN 2006-308
September 19, 2006
Somerset County Spa to Pay $113,272 in Restitution for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine, Cosmetology and Counseling
September 18, 2006
Camden County Woman Admits Falsifying Record in Attempt to Obtain Nurse Assistant Credentials
September 15, 2006
Essex County Woman Charged with Faking Nursing Licenses
September 15, 2006
Hudson County Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud and Arson
September 14, 2006
Former State Employee Admits Theft of Disability Benefits
September 13, 2006
Former Newark Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Narcotics and Official Misconduct Charges
September 13, 2006
Office Of Government Integrity Report on Camden Youth Center
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September 12, 2006
East Orange Man Sentenced to 22 Years
in Prison on Drug and Gun Charges
September 12, 2006
Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) Trains Seeing Eye Dog
September 11, 2006
New Jersey Receives Medicaid Fraud Civil Settlement in Connection with Glaxo Smithkline Prescription Drugs
September 11, 2006
NJ Rejects Justice Department Argument in Phone Records Suit - Attorney General Defends Mandate to Investigate Potential Violations of State Law
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September 8, 2006
Passaic County Woman Sentenced for Automobile Insurance Application Fraud
September 8, 2006
Atlantic County Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Witness Tampering and Insurance Fraud
September 7, 2006
Essex County Plastic Surgeon Sentenced for $925,000 Disability Insurance Fraud
September 7, 2006
Willingboro Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
September 7, 2006
New Jersey to Receive $561,458 in Wachovia Settlement - Multistate Enforcement Action Alleged Failure to Supervise Agents and Failed to Maintain Required Electronic Communications
September 6, 2006
Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Charges Mercer County Husband and Wife in Phony Insurance Card Scam
September 6, 2006
Owner/Operators of Middlesex County Residential Health Care Facilities Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
September 5, 2006
Mobile Command Trailers Hit the Road - NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) Kicks Off National Preparedness Month with Deployment of Mobile Command Equipment, and a Preparedness Message for Residents
September 1, 2006
Middlesex County Man Sentenced as Member of Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Ring

September 1, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice Obtains Lengthy Prison Sentence for Top Member of Heroin Cartel

2006 News top 
August 31, 2006
Read 'em and Weep:
Fatal Accident Numbers Paint a Sobering Story
August 29, 2006
Winners Announced in Calendar/Billboard Contest Designed to Help Middle School Students Understand the Dangers of Underage Drinking
August 29, 2006
New Jersey to Receive Nearly $2 Million in Medicaid Fraud Settlement with Schering-Plough 

August 29, 2006
NJ State Employee and Hospital Worker Among Eight People Charged Separately With Defrauding State Unemployment Program Out of More Than $116,300

August 29, 2006
Certified Nurse’s Aide Charged with Stealing from
Elderly Resident in Mercer County Assisted Living Facility

August 28, 2006
Prudential Securities, Inc. Ordered to Pay $270 Million in Restitution
August 28, 2006
Motor Vehicle Commission Employee Charged with Official Misconduct for Providing Fraudulent ID to Unauthorized Person
 
August 25, 2006
Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Duane Reade 
August 25, 2006
AG Farber Announces Lawsuit to Recover State Costs Associated with Train Incidents; Freight Car Derailment Spilled Tons of Construction Debris, Locomotive Leaked Diesel Fuel 
August 25, 2006
Statewide Drunk Driving Crackdown Enters Second Week - Re-dedication of Ensign John R. Elliot Memorial an Integral Link to the ‘You Drink and Drive. You Lose.’ Campaign 
August 24, 2006
Essex County Chiropractor Charged In Automobile Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Fraud
August 23, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice - Organized Crime Bureau Charges Burlington County Man with Distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances 
August 23, 2006
Media Advisory - Law Enforcement Gears up for 2nd Week of Statewide DWI Crackdown. - Re-Dedication of the Ensign John R. Elliott Memorial to Underscore the Importance of the ‘You Drink and Drive. You Lose.’ Mobilization
- Friday, August 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. 
August 22, 2006
Roebling Resident Honored -
Michael Kovacs Named JJC Correction Officer of the Year
 
August 22, 2006
Willingboro Resident Honored -
Moses Green Named JJC Correction Officer of the Year
 
August 22, 2006
Barnegat Resident Honored -
Francis Sarno Named JJC Correction Officer of the Year
 
August 22, 2006
Clementon Resident Honored -
Robert Davis Named JJC Correction Officer of the Year
August 22, 2006
Union County Man Charged
with Receiving Stolen Cadillac
August 22, 2006
Hudson County Man Charged
in Auto Accident Injury Scam
August 22, 2006
Salem County Sheriff's Office Officer Charged
with $20,400 Health Insurance Fraud
 
August 18, 2006
Passaic County Husband and Wife Sentenced
for Automobile Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Fraud
August 17, 2006
Two Staten Island Men Plead Guilty to Auto Theft as Part of Continuing Theft Investigation 
Aug. 16, 2006
Manufacturer of Ephedra-Based Dietary Supplements
Settles Lawsuit with State
- Bankruptcy Judge Approves Settlement Against Company and its President for $260,000
August 11, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice and Mercer County Prosecutor Obtain Lengthy Prison Sentence for Top Member of Heroin Cartel
August 11, 2006
Suspended Camden Police Officer Convicted of Official Misconduct in Automobile Insurance Fraud Scam
August 11, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice - Environmental Crimes Bureau Continues Crackdown on Illegal Activity
August 10, 2006
Six State Treasury Officials Charged with Misconduct
- Two Sales Managers for State Vendor Also Charged
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August 9, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice - Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Charges Owner of Union County Auto Body Shop and Six Others in Staged Accident Insurance Fraud Scam 
August 9, 2006
State Obtains Restitution Judgments for Investors in Excess of $69 Million in Securities Fraud Scheme
August 8, 2006
2005 Crime Rate in New Jersey Drops 3 Percent in '05 - Violent Crime Rate Same as 2004; Nonviolent Crime Down 4 Percent
>> 2005 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) >> view all UCRs
August 8, 2006
Attorney General Farber and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Settlement with TruGreen ChemLawn
August 3, 2006
AG Farber Announces Investigation of Contamination at South Jersey Day Care Site;
"Kiddie Kollege" Closed Down After Testing Revealed Excessive Mercury Levels
 
August 3, 2006
Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Running Multi-million Dollar Sports Gambling Ring;
Faces Potential Seven-Year State Prison Sentence
August 2, 2006
State Sues Charity, Seeks Ban on Future Activities;
Donation Canisters Yielded Little or No Money for Charity - Collection Canisters to be Impounded
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August 2, 2006
Media Advisory - Governor Corzine, Attorney General Farber, State Police Superintendent Fuentes to Launch Expansion of Operation CeaseFire, the Governor’s Major State Anti-gang Initiative

August 1, 2006
Attorney General Farber Announces Petition of EPA by New Jersey, 13 Other States; Petition Asks Agency to Require Disclosure of Secret Ingredients in Pesticides
August 1, 2006
Division of Criminal Justice Charges Middlesex County Hotel Worker & Two Others with Defrauding State Unemployment Program Out of More Than $55,500
2006 News top
July 31, 2006
Florida Man Charged with Auto Theft
as Part of Continuing Theft Investigation
July 28, 2006
Monmouth County Insurance Agent Charged with Theft of $346,000 in Insurance Sales Commissions
July 28, 2006
Union Township Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Cocaine
July 26, 2006
Ramsey Auto Group Reaches Settlement with Attorney General and Consumer Affairs
July 21, 2006
Notice of Proposed Rules
- New Deadline Set for Public Comment on Proposed N.J. Election Rules; Comment Period on Readoption Extended One Week Until Aug. 25 - Proposal Number: PRN 2006-149
July 21, 2006
Paterson Man Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $210,000 by Filing False Claims for State Tax Refunds and Homestead Rebates
July 18, 2006
Vonage Agrees to Pay Penalty and Resolve Consumer Complaints Under Agreement with Attorney General and Consumer Affairs
July 14, 2006
Staten Island Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
July 14, 2006
Former Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Scheme to Cheat on Promotional Exam
July 14, 2006
Ocean County Woman Sentenced for Family Fraud Schemes
July 13, 2006
Mercer County Resident Charged With Identity Theft and Insurance Fraud