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2013 News    
12/5 - Eight Charged With Participating in Identity Theft Ring That Stole $155,500 Using Account Information of Customers of TD Bank
12/4 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Awards More than $600,000 to Law Enforcement to Crackdown on Impaired Drivers During Holiday Season
12/4 - Acting Attorney General Announces $6.25 Million Settlement Resolving Consumer Fraud Act Allegations Against PHH Mortgage
12/3 - South Korea’s Insurance Fraud Regulator Visits New Jersey to Learn About State’s Successful Efforts to Fight Insurance Fraud
12/3 - Leader Pleads Guilty In Case Targeting Multi-Million Dollar Heroin Network That Operated Processing Mills And Stash Houses In Paterson
12/3 - Three Men Indicted on First-Degree Heroin Charge as a Result of Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin from Residence in Edgewater
12/3 - State Sues Home Furniture and Furnishings Company
12/2 - Hudson County Man Indicted on First-Degree Cocaine Charge
12/2 - Accountant for the Princeton Triangle Club Theater Troupe at Princeton University Charged with Embezzling Over $100,000 - He also has served for many years as general manager of McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton
 
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11/15 - Irvington Man Pleads Guilty in Check Fraud Scheme in Which $52,842 Was Stolen from Agency that Assists Parents with Daycare Costs
11/14 - Forty-Seven Charged in Takedown of Violent Drug Network that Distributed Millions of Dollars in Heroin and Cocaine in Camden
11/13 - Freehold Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Tax Charges for Concealing Business Income to Avoid Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Taxes
11/12 - Indictment Charges Edison Man with Human Trafficking, Kidnapping & Racketeering for Allegedly Enslaving Women in Prostitution Ring - Percival Williams and his girlfriend also charged in connection with diamond heist in Manhattan
11/12 - Fugitive Safe Surrender Sets New Record: Nearly 5,000 Peacefully Surrendered to Resolve Approximately 10,000 Nonviolent Warrants - Striking Turnout Makes FSS-Jersey City the Largest Such Event Held in New Jersey, Third-Largest in the Nation
11/8 - Fugitive Safe Surrender Update: Nearly 3,000 People Turn Themselves in During First Three Days of Fugitive Safe Surrender - Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 9, is the Last Day to Surrender
11/8 - Notice of Available Funding: Federal Victims of Crime Act Funds for New Jersey Human Trafficking Victim Services Program
11/8 - Old Bridge Man Indicted for Allegedly Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
11/8 - Former Morris County Financial Advisor Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Defrauding His Parents Out of More Than $1.3 Million
11/7 - Lawyer and Two Other Individuals Indicted on Charges They Used Stolen Identities to Defraud Mortgage Lender of $873,520
11/6 - Former Manager of Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, N.J., Indicted on Charges That He Attempted to Hire a Hit Man to Kill His Uncle
11/4 - Three Men Indicted on First-Degree Drug Charge Stemming from Seizure of 21 Kilograms of Cocaine by New Jersey State Troopers
11/4 - North Jersey Chiropractor Admits Receiving $89,000 by Causing False Documents to be Submitted to Insurance Companies
11/4 - New Jersey to Receive $18 Million from Settlement Resolving Allegations of Unlawful Pharmaceuticals Marketing by Johnson & Johnson, Janssen
11/4 - “Fugitive Safe Surrender” Invites New Jersey Fugitives to Voluntarily Surrender This Week, Seek Favorable Consideration
11/1 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Election Safeguards - Deputy Attorneys General to be Stationed in All 21 Counties
 
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10/31 - New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
10/31 - Man Who Allegedly Ran Male Prostitution Ring in Ventnor Indicted on First-Degree Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Charges - Two other men charged in probe by Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Unit & FBI Task Force
10/31 - Title Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Stealing $5.3 Million Entrusted to Him to Pay Off Mortgages
10/31 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Settlement in Case of Landlord Accused of Reneging on Rental Showing After Learning Race of Caller
10/30 - Third-Party Insurance Administrator Found Guilty at Trial of Stealing More than $462,000 - Defendant Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence Following Conviction
10/30 - Alleged Price Gougers Will Pay Over $430,000 to Settle State Lawsuits Filed Following Superstorm Sandy; Total Recoveries in Sandy Gouging Cases Top $800,000
10/30 - Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $66,000 Settlement with Paterson Used Car Dealership
10/30 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety has Message for Trick-or-Treaters: Be Safe, Be Seen on Halloween
10/29 - Central Jersey Couple That Ran Insurance Brokerage Company Plead Guilty to Scheme to Misappropriate More Than $660,000 from Seven Insurance Companies and for Failing to File State Income Tax Returns
10/28 - Fourteen Men Arrested in “Operation Predator Alert” for Alleged Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography on Internet - Attorney General’s Office and ICE Homeland Security Investigations target users of file-sharing network in sweep that charges defendants under New Jersey’s strict new child pornography law
 
10/25 - New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force Hosts Summit to Debunk Myths & Raise Awareness About Trafficking Victims and Survivors -Trafficking Survivors Discuss Their Experiences; Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Grant to Support Victim Services
10/25 - Union County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online
10/24 - Former Assemblyman Albert Coutinho Sentenced for Stealing Funds from Charitable Foundation and Filing False Disclosure Forms - Former lawmaker from Newark is permanently barred from holding public office or public employment in New Jersey as a result of pleading guilty to crimes
10/21 - Parents Urged to be Authoritative Role Models Behind the Wheel and with Car Keys During “Teen Driver Safety Week”
10/18 - JJC Hosts 7th JDAI All-Sites Conference - Use of juvenile detention for low-level offenders down by almost 60%
10/18 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman and Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Call on Teens to Script Sober Prom PSA
10/18 - Former Camden County Construction Company Employee Sentenced to State Prison for Damaging Homes in South Jersey in Order to Collect Insurance Monies
10/17 - State Police and DEA Take Down International Drug Ring in “Operation Next Day Air”
10/17 - Newtown, PA., Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Stealing $2.3 Million from Family-Owned Firms in Burlington County, N.J.
10/17 - Suspended Correction Officer Pleads Guilty to Impersonating Police Officer to Coerce Prostitutes Into Having Sex for Free or at Discount
10/17 - Former Treasurer of Mine Hill Fire Department Pleads Guilty to Stealing $330,000 from the Department for Her Personal Use
10/16 - Former NFL Star Irving Fryar Indicted on Charges He and His Mother Fraudulently Obtained 5 Home Equity Loans Totaling $690,000 in 6 Days
10/15 - Operator of Maplewood Debt Adjustment Firm Arrested for Allegedly Defrauding Clients Who Paid Him to Reduce Their Bills - Germaine Theodore, who ran TGC Movement, charged with theft in ongoing investigation
10/15 - Rahway Physician Who Allegedly Indiscriminately Prescribed Painkillers Agrees to Temporary License Suspension
10/11 - Four Members of the Nine Trey Gangsters Set of the Bloods Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Vineland Murder - They pleaded guilty to first-degree racketeering in “Operation Nine Connect”
10/11 - Camden Man Who Illegally Trafficked Assault Rifle and Five Other Guns Sentenced to Five Years Without Parole in State Prison
10/10 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations of Deceptive Advertising, Misleading Practices by Discount Clubs - Settlement With Affinion Means $607,000 in Restitution for NJ Consumers
10/9 - New Jersey Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Securities Wins $36.4 Million Judgment Against Operators of Ponzi Scheme That Defrauded Investors
10/9 - New Jersey Files Lawsuit Against Standard & Poor’s Over Alleged Misrepresentations, Conflict of Interest in Rating Services
10/9 - “Fugitive Safe Surrender” Will Invite New Jersey Fugitives to Voluntarily Surrender, Seek Favorable Consideration - More than 13,000 individuals turned themselves in at New Jersey’s four previous FSS events; the initiative changes lives, protects the public and police, and benefits society
10/9 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Hopes to Bring Out the Best in Motorists for “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”
10/8 - Con Artist Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Superstorm Sandy Victims - Metuchen man faces prison for stealing $55,000 from victims he met at storm shelters and others
10/8 - NJ Human Trafficking Task Force Launches New Hotline to Report Suspected Human Trafficking - Hotline Operational Before, During and After 2014 Super Bowl
10/7 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $130,000 Settlement with Morris County Work-At-Home Company and its Owner
10/4 - 152nd New Jersey State Police Recruit Training Class Completes Intensive 24-Week Traing Program - "The most diverse graduating class in State Police history"
10/4 - Former Middlesex County Sheriff's Officer Sentenced for Helping Former Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo Collect a Bribe
10/4 - Operators of Middlesex County Medical Supply Store Plead Guilty to Health Care Claims Fraud for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More than $150,000 Through Fraudulent Billing Scheme
10/4 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving State Trooper in Irvington
10/4 - Camden Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on First-Degree PCP Possession Charge
10/3 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Seeks to Revoke 12 Doctors’ Ability to Prescribe Controlled Painkillers
10/2 - Attorney General Announces Takedown of Violent Trenton Drug Ring
10/2 - New Jersey Attorney General, Somerset County Prosecutor, State Division of Consumer Affairs, Announce Criminal, Civil Charges Resulting from Undercover “Cash-For-Gold” Sting
10/2 - Latest Indictments Under Attorney General’s Anti-Violence Initiative Charge 51 Defendants with Illegally Trafficking or Possessing 67 Guns
 
10/2 - Middlesex Buyback Increases Number of Firearms Collected through State-Led Gun Buybacks to Nearly 16,000 - Acting Attorney General Cites Buyback Success, Announces Multiple Gun Crime Indictments Resulting from Targeted Anti-Violence Prosecutorial Initiatives
10/1 - Middlesex County Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Stealing Nearly $170,000 by Falsifying 71 Monthly In-Home Care Invoices
 
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9/26 - Attorney General Announces Continued State Police Deployments in Trenton and New Long-Term Strategy to Reduce Violence
9/25 - Acting Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Settlement of Lawsuit Over Beachfront Sand Dune Easement - Agreement Has Significant Implications for State’s Shoreline Protection Efforts
9/25 - Acting Attorney General Reminds Middlesex County Residents About Gun Buyback This Weekend, Safe Transport of Firearms
9/24 - Two Individuals Plead Guilty for Attempting to Steal Money Through So-Called “Black Money Scam”
9/24 - Acting Attorney General Announces Suit Against Landfill Owners for Defrauding State, Misappropriating Tipping Fees, Creating Public Nuisance
9/23 - Essex County Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Identities of 15 Individuals
9/23 - Monmouth County Public Adjusting Company Pleads Guilty & is Sentenced for Attempting to Defraud Insurance Company of More Than $15,000 - Company Will Be Dissolved As Result of Guilty Plea
9/20 - Juvenile Justice Commission Holds High School Commencement Ceremony - 77 students receive degrees
9/20 - Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo Sentenced to Nine Years in State Prison for Collecting Bribes for Jobs - Investigator Who Worked Under Him Receives Jail Sentence
9/18 -  Monmouth County Cardiologist Charged With Billing Insurance Companies More Than $52,000 For Services He Did Not Provide
9/18 - Acting Attorney General Announces Civil Rights Settlement with School District in Case of Former Student Subjected to Alleged Harassment, Bullying
9/17 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison for Promoting Organized Street Crime by Supervising Ring That Stole Over 100 Vehicles - Defendant Also Sentenced on Charges Brought by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
9/16 - Former Rutgers University Student Indicted for Allegedly Distributing Child Pornography Over the Internet
9/13 - Point Pleasant Woman Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $57,000 in Unemployment Benefits
9/13 - Former Labor Department Clerk Indicted on Charges She Stole $18,825 By Using State Computers To Divert Unemployment Benefits
9/13 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Asks Parents and Caregivers to Take a Closer Look at Children’s Car Seats During “Child Passenger Safety Week”
9/12 - Assemblyman Albert Coutinho Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds from Charitable Foundation and Filing False Disclosure Forms - Former lawmaker from Newark will be permanently barred from holding public office or public employment in New Jersey as a result of admitting crimes
9/10 - Monmouth County Woman Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud for Defrauding State Out of More than $8,800 Through Temporary Disability Insurance Claim Scheme
9/5 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Two-Day “Guns for Cash” Buyback Initiative for Residents of Middlesex County
9/4 - Traffic Safety Officials Offer Back-to-School Safety Refreshers for Students, Parents and Motorists
 
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8/30 - Birdsall Services Group Ordered to Pay $1 Million in Criminal Penalties for Making Illegal Corporate Political Contributions Through Employees to Evade New Jersey’s Pay-To-Play Law
8/29 - Assistant Basketball Coach at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson Arrested on First-Degree Cocaine Charge - Jimmie Smith, an instructional aide at the school, allegedly assaulted detectives during his arrest
8/27 - Voorhees Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn Online from Stash of Photos and Videos that Included Children Being Raped - Six additional men arrested across U.S. in state and federal probe into pedophiles who shared child porn with Daniel Allen Jr. online and created child porn using photos Allen took of two young girls
8/26 - UBS Financial Services Agrees to Pay $4.58 Million to Settle a Multi-State Investigation Led by the Division of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Securities
8/26 - Four Members of Nine Trey Gangsters Set of Bloods Plead Guilty to First-Degree Racketeering in Connection With Vineland Murder - They face sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years in prison in “Operation Nine Connect”
8/23 - Mail Carrier Sentenced to Prison for Using Mail Route to Aid Scheme to Steal Nearly $400,000 Through False State and Federal Tax Returns
8/23 - Charged for Serving to Intoxicated Patrons Killed in Drunk Driving Crashes, Owners of Toms River Restaurant Tiffany’s will Sell Alcohol License
8/22 - Acting Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights Issue Updated Information on Fair Housing Laws for Real Estate Brokers, Property Buyers and Renters
8/15 - Attorney General Announces Two-Pronged Strategy to Combat Rising Gun Violence in Trenton - “TIDE” will strategically deploy more law enforcement personnel in Trenton, while “TAG” will focus on arresting and aggressively prosecuting gang members and drug dealers who carry guns in public
8/15 - Five Home Improvement Contracting Companies Shut Down, Principal Agrees to Pay $315,000 to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Workers Damaged or Destroyed Chimneys, Roofs and Gutters Not in Need of Repair
8/14 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Awards Nearly $700,000 to Law Enforcement to Target Summer Drunk Drivers - More than 400 law enforcement agencies are expected to participate in “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over”
8/14 - Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Bloomfield-Based Travel Companies for Allegedly Failing to Provide Over $900,000 in Paid-For Travel Packages
8/14 - Essex County Man Charged With Attempting to Collect Approximately $45,000 in Insurance Monies by Falsely Reporting That His Vehicle Was Stolen
8/13 - Former Morris County Investment Adviser Charged With Defrauding Investors Out of More Than $150,000 and Sending Fictitious Account Statements Purportedly Worth More Than $1.2 Million - Defendant and Her Husband Also Charged with Misappropriating More Than $190,000 After Defendant’s Investment Adviser Registration Was Revoked
8/13 - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Revokes License of Go-Go Bar for Serving Underage Men Who Were Later Killed in Drunk Driving Crash
8/7 - Travel Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Theft Charge for Tricking Customers Out of Millions of Dollars - Daryl Turner, Owner of Dreamworks Vacation Club, Faces Seven-Year Prison Sentence
8/7 - Attorney General Announces Extension of Atlantic County Pilot Program that Provides Community-Based Services to Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel Accused of Criminal Conduct - Successful Program Gives Participants a Chance at a Fresh Start
8/7 - Former Morris County Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding His Parents Out of More Than $1.3 Million
8/6 - Monmouth County Man Charged With Insurance Fraud for Allegedly Submitting Fraudulent Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claim
8/5 - Former Camden County Construction Company Employee Pleads Guilty to Damaging Homes in South Jersey in Order to Collect Insurance Monies
8/1 - Washington State Visits New Jersey to Learn from its Success with Juvenile Detention Reform
8/1 - Ringleader and 19 Others Charged With Distributing Over a Thousand Addictive 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”
8/1 - Acting Attorney General Announces Civil Rights Settlement in Case of  School District Accused of Excluding Disabled Student from Graduation
 
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7/31 - Attorney General Charges Metuchen Man With Preying on People at Shelters After Sandy Hit, Stealing $55,000 from Storm Victims & Others
7/31 - Franchisee of T.G.I. Friday’s Targeted in “Operation Swill” to Pay $500,000 for Replacing Premium Alcohol with Cheaper Substitutes - Briad Group Will Employ Compliance Officer and Update Employee Training and Inventory Software
7/31 - Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Marlboro Physician for Alleged Indiscriminate Prescribing of Prescription Pain Medications
7/30 - New Jersey Receives $700,000 from Settlement Resolving Allegations of False Claims Act Violations by Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Wyeth
7/30 - Morgan Stanley & Co. Agrees to Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With Division of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Securities
7/29 - State Police Technician Indicted for Allegedly Posing as Inspector to Force Vendors to Give Her Free Generator After Sandy Struck - Charges stem from investigation by New Jersey State Police & Division of Criminal Justice
7/25 - Former Correction Officer at New Jersey State Prison Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cell Phone to Bloods Gang Leader in Prison - Faces prison sentence in multi-agency investigation “Operation Swarm”
7/25 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Million-Dollar Settlement With Online Advertising Company Accused of Overriding Consumers’ Privacy Settings Without Consent
7/23 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement of Superstorm Sandy Price-Gouging Complaints: Four Hotel Operators, Three Gas Stations and a Hardware Store Agree to Pay $282,844
7/22 - Linden Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Assault Weapons and Revolver
7/22 - “Statewide Sandy Fraud Working Group” Announces Criminal and Civil Actions Against Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors, Following Investigation Using Storm-Damaged House in Monmouth County
7/18 - Attorney General Announces Six Arrests in International Human Trafficking Case
7/17 - Suspended State Correction Officer Indicted on Charges That He Impersonated a Police Officer to Sexually Assault Four Women
 
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7/16 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces 1,500-Plus Guns Obtained Through Buyback Initiative in Hudson, Union Counties
7/15 - Fifteen Indicted for Allegedly Distributing Millions of Dollars in Heroin Out of Processing Mills and Stash Houses in Paterson
7/12 - Owner of Cranford Home Health Aide Agency Arrested for Allegedly Billing Medicaid for Services That Were Not Provided
7/12 - Middlesex County Man Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Crime of Promoting Organized Street Crime by Supervising Ring That Stole Over 100 Vehicles - Defendant Also Pleaded Guilty to Charges Brought by Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
7/10 - Acting Attorney General Reminds Hudson, Union County Residents About Gun Buyback This Weekend, Safe Transport of Firearms
7/9 - Cape May becomes 17th JDAI Site - Juvenile justice system reform continues
7/9 - Grower Ordered to Restore Destroyed Farmland; Ruling a Win for N.J. Farmland Preservation Effort
7/8 - Member of Nine Trey Gangsters Set of Bloods Street Gang Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Murder
7/3 - Gang Member Sentenced to Prison in 2005 Slaying of Trenton Man Targeted in Dispute Involving Gangster Killer Bloods
7/2 - North Jersey Doctor Indicted for Allegedly Billing Insurance Provider for Services That Were Not Rendered - Defendant Allegedly Stole More Than $43,000 in Scheme
7/2 - Trenton Gang Leader Bernard Green Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison in 2005 Homicide of Sharee Voorhees, Who Was Caught in Gang Gunfire - Green, aka “Petey Black,” leader of the Gangster Killer Bloods, pled guilty in Operation Capital City
7/2 - Newtown, PA., Man Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Money Laundering in Connection With Thefts of $2.3 Million from Manufacturing Companies in Burlington, N.J., Owned by His Wife’s Extended Family - He faces 12-year prison sentence in case investigated by New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
7/2 - Division on Civil Rights Announces Settlement in Case of Employer Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Harassment of Teen-age Girl
7/2 - Acting Attorney General Issues Directive to Law Enforcement to Ensure Uniform Implementation of “Overdose Prevention Act” - Governor Christie signed law to save lives by encouraging people to seek aid for overdose victims
7/1 - Financial Advisor from Monmouth County Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Stealing $9.8 Million from Clients
 
 
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6/28 - Superstorm Sandy Charity Accused of Fraud Agrees to Have an Outside Administrator Distribute All Contributions and Then Will Dissolve, Under Court-Approved Settlement of Lawsuit filed by the State Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs
6/27 - Indictment Charges 23 With Racketeering in Elaborate Bank Fraud Scheme in Which Defendants Impersonated Business Account Holders and Stole Over $275,000, Withdrawing Funds at Atlantic City Casinos - Indictment stems from investigation by the New Jersey State Police Casino Investigations Bureau
6/27 - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Partners with Shore Law Enforcement to Crackdown on Underage Drinking - As Revelers Return to Jersey Shore, Cops in Shops back for 17th Year
6/27 - Consumer Alert: Fireworks Illegal in New Jersey Without a Valid Permit
6/25 - Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo and Two Men Who Worked Under Him Plead Guilty to Collecting Bribes for Jobs - Spicuzzo faces nine-year prison sentence for taking $112,000 in bribes with help of co-defendants
6/25 - 153rd State Police Training Class Completes for First Day of Training
6/25 - New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force Hosts Symposium to Discuss Strategy for Major Events Including 2014 Super Bowl
6/25 - Acting Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights Announce Settlement Under Which South Jersey School District Will Revise Admission Practices - Technical High School Admitted Few Students with Disabilities
6/24 - South Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Illegal Drugs Known as “Bath Salts” That Were Imported From China - Faces eight-year state prison sentence in investigation by New Jersey State Police
6/24 - 153rd State Police Training Class Reports for First Day of Training
6/21 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Two-Day “Guns for Cash” Buyback Initiative for Residents of Hudson, Union Counties
6/21 - Morris County Man Sentenced to Prison for Dealing Cocaine
6/21 - Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Engaging in Scheme to Steal More Than $1.3 Million From Struggling Homeowners
6/19 - Acting Attorney General and Labor Commissioner Announce Indictment Charging Accountant with Leading Scheme Involving 14 Co-Defendants to Steal $700,000 from the State by Filing False Unemployment Claims - Ringleader Todd P. Halpern of Livingston allegedly used stolen identities to file false claims
6/18 - New Jersey Receives Total of $3.75 Million from Settlements Resolving Allegations of Wrongdoing by Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
6/14 - Man Sentenced to 20 Years in State Prison for Leading Largest Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation Ever Uncovered in State - He pleaded guilty in investigation by New Jersey State Police, Monroe Police Department, Division of Criminal Justice and other agencies
6/14 - Lawyer Sentenced for Laundering Funds Misappropriated from Clients - Michael Kwasnik served five months in jail and must pay $1.2 million in restitution
6/14 - Division of Gaming Enforcement Establishes New Internet Gaming Frequently Asked Questions Webpage
6/14 - Middlesex County Man Arrested for Allegedly Receiving and Reselling More Than $100,000 Worth of Stolen Vehicles
6/13 - Birdsall Services Group Pleads Guilty to Charges that it Made Illegal Corporate Political Contributions Through Employees to Evade Pay-To-Play Law and Obtain Lucrative Public Contracts - Firm must pay state $1 million, in addition to $2.6 million it will forfeit to state in prior settlement
 
6/12 -Egg Harbor Township Couple Charged With Possessing Assault Weapon, Sawed-Off Shotgun and Narcotics
6/11 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces 2,500-Plus Guns Obtained Through Buyback Initiative in Cumberland County
6/11 - Attorney General’s Office, DEP Announce $130 Million Partial Settlement With Several Principal Defendants in Passaic River Litigation - State Will Pursue Remaining Claims Against Primary Defendant Occidental
6/10 - Statement of Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman
6/7 - Cocaine Supplier Who Led a Major Drug Network in Camden Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Racketeering - Charged in multi-agency investigation Operation Jumpstart
On June 6, 2013 Governor Christie appointed Jeffrey Chiesa as Senator to represent New Jersey between now and October 16th, when all New Jerseyans get an opportunity to elect the person to succeed the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. related release
6/5 - North Jersey Businessman Ordered to Pay $353,800 for Violating Consumer Fraud and Home Improvement Contractor Registration Acts
6/4 - N.J. Borrowers Impacted by National Mortgage Settlement to Receive $1,400-Plus Claim Checks This Month - Mortgage Servicing Abuse Payments Total $7.7 Million for Borrowers Statewide
6/4 - Attorney General Reminds Cumberland County Residents About Gun Buyback This Weekend, Safe Transport of Firearms
6/3 - Middlesex County Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $170,000 by Falsifying 71 Monthly In-Home Care Invoices
 
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5/11 - Essex County Police Departments Target Pedestrian Safety with “Cops in Crosswalks” Decoy Stings on Bloomfield Avenue
5/10 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Three More Businesses Accused of Price Gouging During Superstorm Sandy Emergency
5/10 - Appellate Division Rules in Favor Of Attorney General’s Office That Former Campaign Worker in Essex County Must Serve Prison Sentence for Ballot Fraud in 2007 Races in 29th Legislative District
5/10 - Camden Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison on First-Degree Charge of Distributing PCP - Offender from Camden’s “10 Most Wanted List” was arrested in Operation Billboard
5/9 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $160,000 in Restitution from Contractor that Allegedly Over-Billed Public Entities
5/8 - Passaic County Gun Buyback Raises to More Than 10,000 Total Number of Firearms Collected in State-Led Buybacks
5/6 - Governor Chris Christie Signs Bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act-Measure Strengthens Existing Laws and Increases Penalties for Human Trafficking
5/6 - Two Men Indicted on Theft Charges for Allegedly Operating Bogus Charity Using 9/11 Truck and Never Giving Money to Victims’ Families - New Jersey men sold T-shirts and collected donations at 9/11 events using truck painted with Twin Towers and names of police officers and firefighters who perished at Ground Zero
5/3 - Two Gang Members Sentenced to Prison in 2005 Slaying of Trenton Man Targeted in Dispute Involving Gangster Killer Bloods-Third gang member sentenced in connection with drive-by shooting
5/3 - Camden Man Who Led Major Drug Network Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison in Multi-Agency Investigation “Operation City Wide”
5/3 - Bergen County Mother and Son Sentenced to Prison for Dealing Heroin and Laundering Money-Husband faces sentencing later this month in investigation by Division of Criminal Justice
5/3 - Camden County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in State Prison for Illegally Possessing Guns, Cocaine and Prescription Drugs-Defendant was convicted at trial and sentenced as repeat offender in investigation by State Police
5/2 - New Jersey State Board of Dentistry Suspends License of Monmouth County Dentist Accused of Installing Surveillance Cameras in Dental Office Bathroom
5/2 - Newark-Based Broker-Dealer Self Reports Securities Violations; Agrees to Pay $100,000 Plus Restitution, Under Settlement With the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Securities
5/2 - Joanne Chesimard, Convicted Murderer and Fugitive, Named to FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List, With $1 Million FBI Reward Offered for Information Leading to Her Capture and Return - New Jersey Attorney General Announces Additional $1 Million New Jersey Reward for Information Leading to Chesimard’s Capture and Return
5/1 - Attorney General Reminds Passaic County Residents About Gun Buyback This Weekend, Safe Transport of Firearms
5/1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Pharmacy, Announce Best Practice Recommendations for Pharmacy Security
 
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4/10 - Attorney General Releases New Jersey SAFE Task Force Report
4/10 - Troopers Foil Murder for Hire Plot Involving Family Owners of Popular Diner
4/9 - Trenton Man Sentenced to Nine Years in State Prison on Gun Charge - Charged with 3 other men in State Police investigation into gun trafficking in Trenton
4/9 - Former Quinton Fire Chief Sentenced to Jail for Unlawfully Burning Down House Using Fire Company Personnel & Equipment
4/8 - Hudson County Man Charged With Using Internet to Coerce Girl, Age 15, into Disrobing and Touching Herself Sexually on Webcam - Authorities urge any other victims to come forward in ongoing investigation
4/8 - Office Manager of Hudson County Chiropractic Center Charged With Illegally Accepting Cash Kickbacks in Exchange for Patient Referrals
4/5 - Three Men Sentenced for Participating in Weapons Offenses for Gangster Killer Bloods Street Gang in Trenton - The defendants were indicted in connection with gang violence in Trenton in 2005
4/5 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison in Multi-Agency Investigation Targeting Major Drug Ring in Camden - Defendant sold heroin and assault rifle to undercover officer in Operation Jumpstart
4/5 - Monmouth County Public Adjuster Charged With Attempting to Defraud Insurance Company of More Than $15,000 - Charges Result from Undercover Investigation Targeting Corrupt Public Adjusters
4/4 - Warm Weather and Cold Water is a Dangerous Mix for Early Season Boaters
4/4 - Winning Proms and Alcohol Public Service Announcement Warns Teens About Underage Drinking
4/1 - Central Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $650,000 by Illegally Using “Runners” to Recruit Accident Victims - Defendant Also Sentenced for Growing Marijuana Plants
 
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3/4 - Gang Members Plead Guilty in 2005 Slaying and Attempted Slaying in Trenton Involving Gangster Killer Bloods
3/4 - Division of Consumer Affairs Investigators Checking for Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors in Storm-Damaged Shore Counties
3/4 - Former Rutgers Instructor Sentenced to Prison for Using University Computer to Share Videos of Child Pornography Over Internet
3/4 - National Consumer Protection Week – Press Release #1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Price Gouging Was Largest Consumer Complaint Category in 2012
3/1 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison on Gun and Narcotics Charges in Investigation into Major Drug Ring in Camden - Second Camden man also sentenced to prison for gun and drug offenses
 
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2/21 - Attorney General Chiesa Announces Two-Day “Guns for Cash” Buyback Initiative for Residents of Monmouth County
2/20 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Final Judgment Against North Jersey Prom Dress Company; Prepares to Disburse Full Restitution Funds to Consumers
2/19 - Treasurer of Mine Hill Fire Department Charged with Stealing More Than $75,000 from the Department for Her Personal Use
2/19 - Attorney General Chiesa Announces 1,700-Plus Guns Obtained in Weekend Gun Buyback Initiative in Essex County
Essex Gun Buy Back
2/15 - Gang Member Pleads Guilty in 2005 Slaying of Trenton Man Targeted in Dispute Involving Gangster Killer Bloods
2/14 - Two Men Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Weapons Offenses - The defendants were indicted in connection with gang violence in Trenton in 2005
2/14 - New Jersey to Receive $1.9 Million from Multi-State Toyota Settlement - State Was Leader of Investigation Into Car Maker’s Failure to Disclose Danger
2/14 - Two Brooklyn Men Indicted for Allegedly Possessing Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute - Defendant Allegedly Possessed 5.2 Kilograms of Cocaine
2/13 - Second Employee of Engineering Firm, Birdsall Services Group, Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Avoid Pay-To-Play Rules by Making Illegal Corporate Political Contributions through Employees
2/13 - State Secures Restitution for Over 100 Customers, Under $400,000 Settlement with Modeling/Talent Services Company
2/13 - Two Top Officials of East Orange Water Commission Charged with Manipulating Water Supply and Test Results to Hide Elevated Levels of a Contaminant in Drinking Water Supplied to Customers
2/13 - Attorney General Reminds Essex County Residents About Gun Buyback This Weekend, Urges Safe Transport of Firearms
2/12 - Attorney General and MVC Chief Showcase High-Tech Program “Operation Facial Scrub” to Detect False Driver’s Licenses - Attorney General Chiesa Announces 38 Arrests, Including Sex Offenders & Truck and Bus Drivers with DUI Convictions and Suspended Licenses
2/11 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Warning to Organizations Soliciting Charitable Donations for Hurricane Sandy Victims
2/11 - Division of Law Efforts Brought in $200 Million In Settlements and Judgments in 2012 - Payouts from Litigation Against the State Were Down for Same Period
2/8 - Secretary at Bergen County Law Firms Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $53,000 from Her Employer
2/8 - Pennsauken Man Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison for Distributing PCP in Camden
2/7 - Boat Regulation Commission Proposes Rule Amendments to Improve Parasailing Safety for Operators, Public
2/7 - Five Dentists and Two Managers Charged with Defrauding Medicaid of $5.5 Million
2/7 - Fairfield Distillery Becomes First Since the End of Prohibition to Receive New Distiller’s License from Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
2/7 -  Division on Civil Rights Obtained More than $2 Million for Alleged Discrimination Victims in 2012
2/7 - Former Morristown Public Works Administrator Indicted for Allegedly Distributing Child Pornography Over Internet
2/6 - Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Recovers Approximately $45 Million in Settlements Involving False Claims Act Violations
2/5 - Camden County Man Found Guilty at Trial of Illegally Possessing Guns, Cocaine and Prescription Drugs - Faces lengthy prison sentence as repeat offender found guilty of weapons offenses
2/5 - Two Individuals Arrested for Their Alleged Roles in So-Called “Black Money Scam”
2/4 - Camden Man Who Led Major Drug Ring Pleads Guilty to Racketeering - Bloods leader Kyle Ogletree faces 15-year prison sentence as a result of Operation City Wide
2/4 - Hudson County Man Arrested for Allegedly Using Fraudulently Obtained Credit Card to Make $85,000 Worth of Unauthorized Purchases - Defendant’s Girlfriend Charged With Hindering Investigation
2/1 - Essex County Man Sentenced For Possessing A Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Identification Card
2/1 - Trenton Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering -
A Co-Defendant Was Sentenced Today to State Prison for Possessing Heroin With Intent to Distribute
2/1 - Nigerian Man Sentenced for Assuming Identity of Dead Man to Stay in U.S. and Work as Security Supervisor at Newark Airport
2/1 - Traffic Safety and Law Enforcement Officials Offer Tips for Safe and Super Sunday
 
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