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2011 News    
12/2 - Former Insurance Producer Sentenced for Fraud Involving Applications for Multi-Million Dollar Life Insurance Policies
12/2 - Former Toll Collector at George Washington Bridge Sentenced for Stealing Toll Funds from Her Booth - Port Authority of NY & NJ referred case to AG’s Office after internal audit & investigation
12/1 - Two Contractors Admit Rigging Bids, Inflating School Contracts In Westfield And Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scool Districts - Engineer for school districts previously pleaded guilty
12/1 - December Brings Renewed Focus on Ice and Snow Removal Law
12/1 - State, County Offices of Weights and Measures Charge 14 Gas Stations With Selling Deceptively Advertised, Inferior Grade Fuel; Action Follows Unannounced Inspections Led by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
 
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2011 News    
10/4 - Division of Gaming Enforcement Joins Other Agencies and Casino Industry in Multi-Media Emergency Preparedness Initiative
10/3 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit Against Chimney Repair Company Charging That It Misled Vulnerable Victims Into Paying Thousands for Shoddy, Unnecessary Work
10/3 - New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Seeks Young Scriptwriters for “Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix” Public Service Announcement - Deadline for the fifth annual contest is December 16
 
2011 News    
2011 News    
8/19 - South Jersey Man Sentenced for Filing a False Vehicle Theft Claim
8/18 - Driver for Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas Pleads Guilty in Connection with Scheme to Rig Public Housing Lottery
8/18 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Back-to-School Shopping Tips
8/17 - Millville Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Prescription Narcotics
8/17 - With Three Arrests and Seizures of $75,000 in Suspected Drugs, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Partners with Local Police in Getting “Bath Salts" and Other Illegal Designer Drugs Off the Streets
8/16 - Statewide Drunk Driving Clampdown Begins This Weekend - Police Mobilize for “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” Drunk Driving Campaign
8/11 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit Against Alleged Dealer of Sick, Dying Puppies and Supposed Charity
8/11 - Camden County Businessman Ordered to Repay $329,000 to Consumers Whose Homes Were Foreclosed Upon and Sold, Under Settlement with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
8/9 - Inmate Sentenced to Additional 7 Years for Organizing Scheme to Smuggle Cell Phones & Narcotics Into Northern State Prison - Inmate’s brother pleads guilty to receiving cash outside prison to fund smuggling scheme
8/8 - Division of Gaming Enforcement Supports the Approval by Casino Control Commission of Extension for MGM Resorts International to Sell 50 Percent Interest in the Borgata
8/4 - Two Men Indicted for Illegally Trafficking Guns in Camden Area
8/4 - Gloucester County Mother and Son Charged with Insurance Fraud
8/3 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Credit Suisse Securities (USA) to Repurchase Auction Rate Securities and Pay $1 Million in Civil Penalties under Consent Order Issued by Bureau of Securities
8/2 - Hudson County Man Pleads Guilty to Identify Theft Scam
8/2 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Takes Action Against Seven Illegal “Mortgage Loan Modification” Providers and Seek Restitution for Consumers
8/2 - NJ’s Front Seat Belt Use Rate Rises for 15th Consecutive Year, Hits All-Time High - Click It or Ticket Mobilization Results Announced
8/2 - PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS: The Juvenile Justice Commission is proposing to adopt two new rules, N.J.A.C. 13:90A, Juvenile Funds and Gifts to the Commission; and 13:98, Suicide Prevention
8/1 - Essex County Man Indicted for Allegedly Attempting to Steal Automobiles from Port Authority’s Storage Lot
8/1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Spotlights Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities; Releases Spending Information on Newest List
 
2011 News    
2011 News    
6/9 - Racing Commission Adopts Amendments, New Rules Governing Off-Track and Account Wagering
6/8 - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Collaborates with County College of Morris Students to Educate, Empower Consumers with Video PSAs
6/8 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Second Lawsuit Against Notorious Travel Company Owner
6/7 - Newark Daycare Operator Pleads Guilty to Stealing $234,664 in Public Funding
6/7 - Division of Consumer Affairs Continues Crackdown on Predatory Towing Companies; Charges Irvington-Based Towing Company with Violations in Removing Vehicles from Three Newark Parking Lots
6/6 - Attorney General Dow Announces Primary Election Safeguards
6/6 - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs helps 646 Aspiring Cosmetologists Start Their New Careers; Former Vo-Tech Students Now Licensed by Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
6/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Launches Free iPhone and iPad Application for Checking Licenses and Registrations
6/6 - Two Essex County Men Indicted for Their Alleged Roles in an Auto Theft Ring
6/6 - South Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
6/3 - Owner of Patient Transportation Company Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Turn Over $487,975 in Payroll Taxes
6/2 - Winners of “Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix” PSA Contest Honored at Ceremony at New Jersey State Museum
6/1 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Settlement in Case of Condo Association Accused of Discriminating Against Disabled Resident
 
2011 News    
5/17 - Captain of Human Services Police Charged With Falsifying Records Concerning Vacation Time & Firearms Qualification - Also charged with misusing police databases for personal purposes
5/17 - Divisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control & Highway Traffic Safety Remind Students to Stay Safe & Sober During Prom and Graduation Seasons
5/16 - Perth Amboy Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Man Who Was Abducted, Beaten & Held At Gunpoint In Motel In Sayreville - Two members of Ñetas gang have pleaded guilty. Charges are pending against a third man.
5/16 - With $133,500 in Penalties Assessed to Date, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Continues Its Enforcement Efforts on Noncompliant Home Improvement Contractors
5/16 - Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo Investments Agree to Repurchase $26.9 Million in Auction Rate Securities from N.J. Investors, Division of Consumer Affairs Announces
5/11 - NJ Motor Vehicle Chief, Attorney General and Homeland Security Director Unveil the State’s New, More Secure Driver License - The EDDL is Touted as the Next Generation of Identity Protection
5/11 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Settlement in Case of Welder Discharged After Taking Leave Time to Care for Spouse Following Surgery
5/10 - Essex County Man Sentenced for Fencing a Luxury Automobile
5/9 - DVD Mail-Order Company Agrees to $186,000 in Penalties and Fees, and Binding Arbitration with Consumers, Under Consent Order with NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
5/9 - Inmate at Northern State Prison Pleads Guilty to Racketeering as Member of Ring That Smuggled Cell Phones & Drugs Into Prison - An outside accomplice and two inmates who were customers also plead guilty
5/9 - Freehold Township High School wins Division of Consumer Affairs’ High School Consumer Bowl
5/9 - Division of Consumer Affairs’ Investigation Results in Arrest for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine in West New York
5/6 - Attorney General Strengthens Statewide Internal Affairs Policy to Ensure that Complaints Against Police Officers in New Jersey are Properly Handled, Monitored and Reported
5/5 - Mercer County Auto Body Repair Shop Owner Sentenced to State Prison for His Role in an Auto Repair Insurance Fraud Scam
5/4 - Attorney General’s Office Announces $90 Million National Settlement With UBS AG Over Scheme that Defrauded Towns, Non-Profits
5/4 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Finding of Probable Cause In Case of Student Allegedly Targeted for Race-Based Bullying
5/3 - Husband of Ex-Employee at New Jersey City University Sentenced to Prison in $486,000 Theft from Student Government Organization
5/3 - State Board of Medical Examiners, within Division of Consumer Affairs, Reprimands Prominent Orthopedic Surgeons
 
2011 News    
4/29 - David L. Rebuck Named Director of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
4/29 - Cumberland County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Conspiring to Set His Aunt’s Automobile Ablaze
4/28 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Bans Designer Drugs labeled as “Bath Salts”
4/27 - New Jersey Remembers - Tribute Honors Those Individuals Who Have Lost Their Lives to Impaired Drivers
4/25 - Trenton Man Pleads Guilty to Leading Network that Trafficked Guns into New Jersey from Virginia to Sell to Gang Members - Admits trafficking approximately 50 guns to Trenton, including an AK-47 assault weapon, and faces 12-14 years in prison in multi-agency investigation led by AG’s Office, State Police, ATF
4/21 - Glassboro Man Sentenced to 13 Years in State Prison for Dealing Crack Cocaine
4/21 - Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement: Morgan Stanley and TD Ameritrade Agree to Repurchase Over $338 Million in Auction Rate Securities from N.J. Investors
4/20 - Statement of New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow on Bias Intimidation Indictment Returned Today in Case Linked to Suicide of Rutgers Freshman
4/18 - Ex-Correction Officer at Northern State Prison Pleads Guilty to Being a Member of A Ring that Smuggled Cell Phones & Narcotics Into Prison
4/15 - Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas & Aide Sentenced to Prison on State Corruption Charges Filed by Attorney General’s Office  
4/15 - North Jersey Doctor Charged With Attempting to Hire Men to Kill His Wife, His Lover and His Former Business Partner
4/15 - JJC Holds Science Fair  
4/13 - 17 Guns Seized, 13 Arrested in Co-op Cases Involving Gun Running, Carjacking, Drug Dealing, and Supplying Fraudulent IDs
4/13 - JJC Residents Participate in Mock Senate Session
4/13 - Bridgestone Agrees to Revise Business Practices Following Audits by the Division of Consumer Affairs
4/12 - Manager of Adult Medical Day Care In Atlantic County Pleads Guilty to Health Care Claims Fraud
4/12 - Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $8.25 Million Settlement With Union County Firm that Defrauded Investors
4/11 - Six Men Indicted for Conspiring to Obtain More Than $2.6 Million in Home Loans by Submitting Fraudulent Mortgage Applications - Brokers and attorney charged in investigation by Division of Criminal Justice
4/8 - Atlantic County Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
4/7 - Matawan Doctor Charged with Taking Cash Payments to Write False Narcotics Prescriptions to Medicaid Recipients - Physician allegedly made exchanges from his car in parking lot of restaurant on Route 1
4/7 - Brad Benson Dealership to Pay $65,000 to Settle Division of Consumer Affairs’ Investigation
4/6 - $1.54 Million Being Returned to Investors Defrauded by Robert Brennan
4/6 - Attorney General Dow Announces More Than $5.7 Million in Grants for Police to Acquire Crime-Fighting Technologies  
4/6 - With “Undercover House,” NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Continues Crackdown On Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors  
4/5 - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Prevails in Suit Against Duct Cleaning Companies; More than $1.7 Million in Penalties and Restitution Ordered for “Bait and Switch” And Other Unconscionable Practices
4/4 - Florida Resident Indicted for Allegedly Causing Over $75,000 in Losses to Online Business in New Jersey
4/1 - Bergen County Chiropractor Sentenced For Insurance Fraud
 
2011 News    
3/30 - Essex County Man Pleads Guilty to Fencing a Luxury Automobile  
3/29 - Paterson Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Young Girl
3/28 - Peter Verniero Joins State in Litigation over Education Funding Levels
3/28 - Director of County Garage in Passaic County Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cash & Engine from Vehicles Seized by Law Enforcement - Faces state prison sentence in investigation by Division of Criminal Justice
3/25 - New Jersey State Police Dismantles Counterfeit Clothing Operation
3/24 - Unregistered Horse Rescue Organization Agrees to Settle Division of Consumer Affairs’ Lawsuit Over Misused Donations
3/23 - NJ Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Federation of America Launch Nationwide Education Program to Combat “Grandparent Scam”
3/21 - MEDIA ADVISORY: NJ Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Federation of America Join to Alert Senior Citizens to Emerging Scam - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
3/18 - Burlington County Man Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison on First-Degree Narcotics Charge
3/18 - Contractor Pleads Guilty to Obtaining Public Contracts Using Stolen Identity, Sham Company and Fraudulent Documents - Union County contractor removed from Clinton dam project after police discovered fraud
3/18 - Burlington County Woman Pleads Guilty to Disability Insurance Fraud
3/17 - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Warns Against Fraudulent Charities in Wake of Japanese Disaster; Offers Information in Japanese
3/16 - Bergen County Man Pleads Guilty to Forgery
3/16 - Appellate Division Upholds Conviction and Life Sentence of Melanie McGuire for Murdering and Dismembering Husband
3/16 - Suspended Correction Officer Pleads Guilty to Trafficking 22 Kilos of Cocaine from Texas to New Jersey - Faces 15 to 20 years in prison in investigation by State Police & Division of Criminal Justice
3/15 - Attorney General’s Office Obtains Court Order Halting Fill Activity at Top Soil Disposal Site in North Jersey
3/15 - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Mobilizes to Warn Residents: Beware Scams in Wake of Passaic River Flooding  
3/14 - Middlesex County Sheriff’s Officer Charged with Assisting Former Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo In Collecting Bribe - Spicuzzo charged last week for allegedly taking at least $50,000 in bribes
3/14 - Toms River Company Agrees to Pay $58,490 to Resolve Investigation Conducted by the State Division of Consumer Affairs
3/10 - ADVISORY: Consumer Affairs Media Event CANCELED; Will be Rescheduled - This event was originally scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2011.
3/10 - Middlesex County Auto Body Shop Owner Sentenced for Defrauding Insurance Companies
3/10 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 9: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Focuses on Transparency of Charities
3/10 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 8: Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Guidance on How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
3/10 - Attorney General Announces Multi-State Settlement with AstraZeneca Over Allegedly Deceptive Marking Practices
3/9 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 7: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Targets Illegal “Mortgage Loan Modification” Providers
3/9 - School District Engineer and Three Contractors Charged with Bid Rigging, Inflating School Contracts and Illegal Kickbacks Westfield School District Business Administrator charged with taking bribes from contractor
3/9 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 6: Smart Consumer Tip: Before Buying Medication, Compare Prices at NJ Division of Consumer Affairs’ Prescription Drug Price Registry
3/8 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement #5: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Weights and Measures, Cites Newark and Jersey City Gas Stations for Alleged Violations
3/8 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement #4: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Cracks Down on Predatory Towing; Files First Lawsuit of Its Kind
3/8 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 3: As Spring Approaches, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Reminds Couples to Beware of Wedding Scams
3/8 - Attorney General’s Office Pursued Public Corruption Aggressively, Protected N. J Citizens, Managed Resources Efficiently in 2010 - Department of Law and Public Safety Annual Report Now Available On-line
3/8 - MEDIA ADVISORY: NJ Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Federation of America Join to Alert Senior Citizens to Emerging Scam  
3/7 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 2: Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2010
3/7 - National Consumer Protection Week Announcement # 1: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Goes on the Offensive Against Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors; 54 Warnings Issued
3/7 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo with Taking Bribes in Return for Jobs - Spicuzzo arrested by NJ State Police for allegedly taking at least $50,000 in bribes
3/4 - Morris County Man Sentenced to Prison for Falsifying Applications to Obtain $4.5 Million in Home Loans
3/4 - Bergen County Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Nearly $500,000 in Shipping Services From Federal Express
3/4 - Bergen County Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Filing More Than $60,000 Worth of Marine Insurance Claims
3/4 - Longtime Fugitive Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Investors of Over $1 Million More Than 15 Years Ago in New Jersey - Douglas D’Arpino fled after 1997 indictment, but was arrested in Las Vegas in 2010
3/4 - South Jersey Man Sentenced to State Prison for Physical Therapy Insurance Scam
3/3 - JJC Students Participate in Philadelphia Flower Show
3/3 - Essex County Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Auto Theft
3/3 - Two North Jersey Men Sentenced To Prison For Racketeering In Connection With Gang-Related Murder In New Brunswick In 2008
3/3 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Record Compliance by Landlords with State’s Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule
3/2 - Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Morris-County Based Work-At-Home Company  
3/1 - University Employee’s Husband Pleads Guilty to Theft of $486,000 from Student Government Organization at New Jersey City University
 
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