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8/23 - Former Security Guard at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Robbing the Casino in July 2014 After Being Fired
8/23 - Dunellen School Board President Arrested on Charge That He Distributed Child Pornography on Internet
8/22 - Employee of Senior Care Company in Atlantic County Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Steal From an Elderly Client - Five defendants face prison in investigation that revealed millions of dollars in thefts from the elderly
8/22 - Nine More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 71 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
8/18 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Leading Ring That Distributed Over One Thousand Oxycodone Pills Per Week in Northern New Jersey - Division of Criminal Justice, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. DEA led “Operation White Silk”
 
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7/22 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Armed Robbery of Pizza Delivery Driver in Pleasantville
7/18 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting in Little Egg Harbor Involving Ocean County SWAT Team
7/11 - Another Top Birdsall Executive Sentenced to Jail for Evading Pay-To-Play Law With Illegal Political Contributions
7/7 - Madison Pharmacist and Doctor Sentenced for Illegally Distributing Oxycodone to People Without Valid Need for the Addictive Painkiller
7/1 - Ex-Camden Firefighter Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $82,000 by Collecting Disability Pension While Competing in Martial Arts
 
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6/29 - Former Lakewood Electrical Code Inspector Indicted for Allegedly Accepting Bribes from Contractors
6/27 - Newark Man Sentenced to 17 Years in State Prison on Carjacking and Armed Robbery Charges Related to February 2015 Crime Spree - The defendant was shot by a state trooper when he drove a van toward the trooper prior to his arrest
6/27 - Employee of Firm That Offers Data Storage & Protection Services Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $628,000 in Computer Equipment
6/24 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Involving Ocean County SWAT Team
6/23 - State Family Services Worker Charged With Official Misconduct for Allegedly Using His Position To Have Sex With A Client He Transported
6/22 - Man Convicted at Trial of Murdering Two Men Who Were Shot in Jersey City, Decapitated and Buried in Atlantic County
6/22 - AG Porrino & AG Schneiderman Announce Arrests of Alleged Paterson Drug Dealer and Two Residents of New York State on First-Degree Charges That They Supplied the Heroin that Killed a Man in New York - Multi-state investigation facilitated by the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force results in defendants being charged under New Jersey’s strict liability for drug-induced death law
6/16 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 62 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
6/14 - Man Indicted on Charges That He Solicited Underage Girls – Including an Autistic Girl – to Send Him Sexually Explicit Photos of Themselves
6/10 - Second Top Birdsall Executive Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Scheme to Use Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
6/10 - Seven Defendants Sentenced to Prison and Jail Terms for Conspiring in Cargo Theft Ring Responsible for More than $1.5 Million in Thefts - Total of nine men have pleaded guilty in “Operation Midnight Run,” an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
6/8 - State Grand Jury Declines to Return Indictment in Shooting Last Year in Sparta Involving Off-Duty New Jersey State Trooper
6/3 - Man Sentenced to State Prison in Investigation into Sales of Methamphetamine and Heroin in Burlington and Ocean Counties - “Operation Speed Racer” was a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, prosecuted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
6/3 - Jamaican Recording Artist Sentenced to 25 Years in State Prison for His Role in Drug Ring That Shipped Cocaine Into New Jersey Via Mail - Andrew Davis, aka “Flippa Mafia,” was arrested in “Operation Next Day Air,” a multi-agency investigation led by the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and U.S. DEA
6/3 - Pharmacist Convicted at Trial of Illegally Distributing Oxycodone to People Without Valid Need for the Highly Addictive Painkiller - Doctor who was Madison Borough councilman previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with him
6/1 - Ex-Commissioner at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Pleads Guilty to Having Agency Workers Perform Personal Tasks for Him
 
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5/31 - Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge for Unlawfully Providing Arrest Photos of Juvenile to Newspaper
5/27 - Three Leaders of Major Heroin and Cocaine Ring in Camden Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms in “Operation North Pole” - Division of Criminal Justice and partners dismantled violent ring that sold millions in narcotics
5/27 - Four Sentenced to State Prison on Human Trafficking Charges for Trafficking Girl, 14, in Prostitution Ring
5/23 - Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $100,000 from New Jersey Investor by Offering Fraudulent Investment in Gold Importing Business
5/20 - Doctor Pleads Guilty to Taking More Than $250,000 in Illegal Kickbacks for Referring Patients to Other Doctors and Healthcare Providers - He was charged in ongoing investigation by Attorney General’s new Commercial Bribery Task Force
5/17 - Jersey City Lawyer Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $1.5 Million From Clients
5/13 - Man Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Gun Charge in Incident in Which He Fired Handgun During Party in Woodbine - Jose Lopez also allegedly pointed the gun at two state troopers, causing one trooper to fire at him
5/13 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on 1st-Degree Methamphetamine Charge in Investigation in Which He Struck State Troopers With Car
5/13 - Two Camden Men Indicted in String of Eight 7-Eleven Robberies in 2014 Including Robbery in Pennsauken in which Clerk was Shot Four Times
5/13 - Atlantic County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison for Shooting and Wounding Couple as the Result of a Feud
5/10 - Couple Charged With Using Identity of Nevada Woman in Attempt to Obtain Loan to Purchase $86,000 Mercedes Benz in New Jersey
5/6 - Atlantic County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Over Internet
5/2 - Another Top Birdsall Executive Pleads Guilty to Corporate Misconduct for Evading Pay-To-Play Law Through Illegal Political Contributions
 
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4/29 - Two Camden Heroin Suppliers Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Heroin and Operating a Heroin Mill - Pair charged in operations led by New Jersey State Police, U.S. DEA and Division of Criminal Justice
4/29 - Indictment Charges 21 With 1st-Degree Racketeering in Investigation into Carjacking/Theft Ring That Stole Luxury Cars to Sell Overseas - Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police led “Operation 17 Corridor”
4/27 - Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Shooting and Wounding an Undercover Officer During a Robbery Attempt in Garfield In 2014 - Two co-defendants each sentenced to eight years in state prison
4/27 - Racketeering Indictment Charges 10 Alleged Members and Associates of Genovese Crime Family With Reaping Millions of Dollars From Loansharking, Illegal Check Cashing, Gambling & Money Laundering - Charges stem from “Operation Fistful” by Division of Criminal Justice & Waterfront Commission
4/25 - Indictment Charges 48 With First-Degree Racketeering in Identity Theft Schemes in Which Defendants Allegedly Stole Over $570,000 from Business Bank Accounts, Withdrawing Funds at Atlantic City Casinos - Charges resulted from investigation by the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau
4/22 - Ex-Ceo of Birdsall Services Group Sentenced to Prison for Evading Pay-To-Play Law by Using Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
4/22 - Acting Attorney General Lougy Announces Recipients of Crime Victims’ Advocacy Awards - National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony Held at Justice Complex in Trenton
4/20 - Member of Ruling Panel of Lucchese Crime Family Sentenced to New Jersey State Prison as a Result of “Operation Heat” - Probe by New Jersey Attorney General’s Office targeted multi-billion dollar gambling enterprise
4/20 - Seven More Individuals Charged with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 57 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
4/19 - Former Chesterfield Mayor Lawrence Durr Pleads Guilty to Charge That He Filed False Ethics Disclosure Forms That Failed to Disclose His Financial Relationship to Developer Doing Business in Township
4/18 - Union County Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Armed Robbery as Member of Carjacking Ring That Trafficked Luxury Cars to Africa - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
4/15 - Three Leaders of Major Heroin and Cocaine Ring in Camden Plead Guilty to First-Degree Racketeering in “Operation North Pole” - Division of Criminal Justice and partners dismantled violent ring that sold millions in narcotics
4/15 - Three Men Sentenced to State Prison in Investigation into Sales of Methamphetamine and Heroin in Burlington and Ocean Counties - “Operation Speed Racer” was a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, prosecuted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
4/12 - Ex-Camden Firefighter Convicted at Trial of Pension Fraud for Stealing $82,000 by Collecting Disability Pension While Competing in Martial Arts
4/12 - Owner of Senior Care Company in Atlantic County Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Steal Millions of Dollars from Elderly Clients
4/6 - Teacher & School Bus Driver Among 16 Arrested in “Operation Safeguard” Child Porn Sweep by AG’s Office and ICE Homeland Security Investigations
4/4 - Ringleader Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison for Stealing $590,000 Through Counterfeit Check Scheme
Two co-defendants were sentenced to prison previously

4/4 - Former Music Teacher in Elizabeth School District Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
4/1 - Jersey City Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Stealing Over $500,000 from Investment Clients and Using Part of Funds to Play Poker
4/1 - Passaic County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
 
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3/28 - Three Plead Guilty to Human Trafficking Charges for Trafficking Girl, 14, in Prostitution Ring
3/22 - Two Camden Heroin Suppliers Plead Guilty to Charges of Distributing Heroin and Operating a Heroin Mill - Pair charged in operations led by New Jersey State Police, U.S. DEA and Division of Criminal Justice
3/22 - Statement of Acting Attorney General Lougy and Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal on Internal Email sent to Officers of Wyckoff Police Department Advocating Racial Profiling
3/18 - Camden County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet Using File-Sharing Software
3/18 - Three Essex County Men Sentenced to State Prison for Their Roles in Carjacking/Theft Ring That Trafficked Luxury Cars to Africa - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
3/18 - Atlantic County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet - Charged by Attorney General and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Operation Predator Alert
3/17 - Ex-Foreman at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Pleads Guilty to Additional Charge for Having Subordinates do Personal Jobs for Boss - Paul Bazela was convicted at trial in 2014 of conspiracy, official misconduct & theft for similar conduct
3/16 - Four Charged With Theft and Money Laundering for Allegedly Stealing $350,000 from Investors Through Bogus Medical Investment Schemes
3/9 - Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder for Shooting and Wounding an Undercover Officer During a Robbery Attempt in Garfield in 2014
3/7 - Racketeering Indictment Charges 12 in Connection With Ring That Used Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Two indictments filed in “Operation Skin Deep”— second charges 3 with cocaine sales in Atlantic City
3/4 - Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Armed Robbery Charges in February 2015 Crime Spree; Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence - Steven Montgomery was shot by a trooper when he drove a van toward the trooper prior to his arrest
3/4 - Co-Leader of Drug Ring and His Brother Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Trafficking Cocaine from California to New Jersey Via Mail - Pleaded guilty in investigation led by New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice & U.S. DEA
3/4 - Atlantic County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Aiding in Theft of Millions of Dollars from Elderly Clients of Senior Care Company - Investigation charged lawyer and sisters who ran senior care service
3/3 - Attorney General Announces Revised Policy Giving Police Enhanced Guidance and Ability to Use Stun Guns as Alternative to Deadly Force - Changes drafted with input from community, law enforcement and civic leaders
 
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2/29 - Man Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing Child Pornography by Blackmailing 16-Year-Old Girl Into Stripping Naked on Webcam While He Recorded Her
2/29 - Two Defendants Plead Guilty to Conspiring in Cargo Theft Ring Responsible for More Than $1.5 Million in Thefts - Total of nine men have pleaded guilty to date in “Operation Midnight Run,” an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2/26 - Two Men Plead Guilty and Face Lengthy Prison Sentences for Their Roles in Carjacking/Theft Ring That Trafficked Luxury Cars to Africa - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
2/26 - Man Sentenced to Prison for Sending Child Porn to Undercover Agent in Belief Agent Was Mother Offering Webcam Sex Show of Daughter, 11 - He had more than 1,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer
2/25 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 50 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
2/25 - Birdsall Executive Pleads Guilty on Eve of Trial to Participating in Scheme to Use Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
2/18 - Ex-CEO of Birdsall Services Group Pleads Guilty to Evading Pay-to-Play Law by Using Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
2/12 - Egg Harbor Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Distributing Thousands of Images and Videos of Child Pornography Via Email - Arrested in investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations and Attorney General’s Office
2/10 - Camden County Man Convicted at Trial of Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet Using File-Sharing Software
2/10 - Authorities Arrest Central Figure in Alleged Credit Card Fraud Scheme in Which Millions of Dollars Were Stolen from Banks - Twelve others charged in December in joint federal and state probe of credit card “bust out” scheme
2/8 - Atlantic County Woman Pleads Guilty In Scheme In Which Millions Of Dollars Were Stolen From Elderly Clients Of Senior Care Company - Investigation charged lawyer and sisters who ran senior care service
2/8 - Former Licensed Operator of New Brunswick And Milltown Drinking Water Systems Sentenced to Prison for Falsifying Water Purity Tests
2/6 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting in Manchester Involving Ocean County Swat Team
2/5 - Cherry Hill Woman Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Her Role in Drug Ring that Shipped Cocaine from California to New Jersey - She was convicted at trial with Andrew Davis, aka “Flippa Mafia,” in “Operation Next Day Air,” multi-agency investigation led by New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and U.S. DEA
2/3 - Head of Company That Contracted With Department of Environmental Protection to Cap Fenimore Landfill and Develop Site Into Solar Farm Indicted on Theft Charges for Allegedly Lying to DEP and Land Seller
2/1 - Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With Doctor to Conceal More Than $3.6 Million in Income From Doctor’s Medical Practice to Evade Taxes - Defendant also admits conspiring in two schemes to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors for referrals
 
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1/29 - Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer Indicted on Charges that He Unlawfully Provided Arrest Photos of Juvenile to Newspaper
1/29 - Three Men Sentenced to Prison on Charges Stemming from Seizure of Six Pounds of Methamphetamine by State Police
1/29 - Former Clerk for State Department of Human Services Sentenced to Jail for Using State Computer to Create False Insurance Cards
1/29 - Bloomfield Councilman Indicted by State Grand Jury for Allegedly Soliciting and Taking $15,000 Bribe
1/27 - State Bookkeeper Charged With Stealing $296,216 by Falsely Billing State for Services Purportedly Provided to Disabled Individuals - Bookkeeper’s husband also charged in investigation by Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau
1/22 - PRICE GOUGING ALERT: In the Extreme Weather State of Emergency, Be Aware of Price Gouging and Your Rights as Consumers
1/22 - Ocean County Man Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Application to Receive $13,337 in Emergency Rental Assistance After Superstorm Sandy
1/19 - Burlington County Man Pleads Guilty to 1st-Degree Methamphetamine Charge in Investigation in which He Struck State Troopers with Car
1/15 - Ringleader Pleads Guilty and Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence for Stealing $620,000 in Counterfeit Check Scheme - Two co-defendants previously pleaded guilty and face state prison sentences
1/15 - Cumberland County Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet - Charged by Attorney General and ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Operation Predator Alert
1/11 - Four Men Plead Guilty to Drug Charges in Investigation Into Sales of Methamphetamine and Heroin in Burlington and Ocean Counties - “Operation Speed Racer” was a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the U.S. DEA
1/8 - Former Waldwick Police Officer Sentenced to Jail for Stealing Over $321,000 in Disability Pension Payments by Falsely Claiming Disability While Working as Sheriff’s Officer in Georgia
1/8 - Former Manager for Wholesaler of Pharmaceutical Ingredients Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Half a Million Dollars
1/8 - Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $243,000 by Falsely Collecting His Father’s Social Security Benefits for 29 Years After the Father Died
1/7 - Top New Jersey Capo for Lucchese Crime Family and Two of His Sons Sentenced to State Prison as a Result of “Operation Heat” - Probe by New Jersey Attorney General’s Office targeted multi-billion dollar gambling enterprise
1/6 - Birdsall Executive Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Evade Pay-to-Play Law by Using Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
 
 
 
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