– Attorney General Anne Milgram and
Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that an inspector contracted by
the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
was indicted today on charges he forged
inspection stickers in exchange for money.
According to Director Gramiccioni, Elbert
Reid, 42, of Irvington, was charged by a
state grand jury with second-degree official
misconduct and three counts of third-degree
The indictment alleges that between Aug.
17 and Oct. 22, 2007, Reid used his position
as an inspector at the Motor Vehicle Commission
inspection station at 228 Frelighhuysen
Avenue in Newark to sell fraudulent inspections
stickers. At the time, Reid was an employee
of Parsons, the company that was contracted
by the Motor Vehicle Commission to conduct
automobile inspections. On at least three
occasions, Reid was allegedly paid $60 to
$100 for the stickers.
Detectives from the New Jersey State Police
and Deputy Attorney General Marysol Rosero
coordinated the investigation. Deputy Attorney
General Rosero presented the case to the
state grand jury.
The indictment is merely an accusation and
the defendant is presumed innocent until
proven guilty. Second-degree crimes carry
a maximum sentence of 10 years in state
prison and a fine of $150,000, while third-degree
crimes carry a maximum sentence of five
years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
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