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2016 News    
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9/29 - Statement from the State Medical Examiner's Office Regarding Hoboken Train Crash Victim
9/29 - State Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Stealing $296,216 by Falsely Billing State for Services Purportedly Provided to Persons with Disabilities
9/27 - Bergen County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
9/27 - Governor Christie Announces Counterfeit Fentanyl Ban and Expanded Recovery Coach Program - New Jersey Combats Opioid Abuse with New Initiatives During National Recovery Month
9/26 - Motel Owner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Federal Relief Funds by Falsely Claiming He Sheltered Victims of Superstorm Sandy
9/26 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Home Improvement Contractor for Allegedly Bilking Six Homeowners Out of Nearly $300,000 in Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds
9/23 - Three Sentenced to Prison as Members of Organized Retail Theft Ring That Stole Over $800,000 in Jewelry in New Jersey and Five Other States - New Jersey State Police & Division of Criminal Justice charged thieves in Operation Pandora
9/22 - Yusuf Ibrahim Sentenced to Consecutive Life Terms for Shooting Two Men in Jersey City, Decapitating Them and Burying Them in Atlantic County
9/20 - Attorney General Offers Over Half a Million Dollars in New Grant Funds to Help New Jersey Police Departments Buy Body Cameras - Attorney General Porrino advances ongoing efforts to strengthen police-community relations
9/19 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $345,000 from the State by Filing Fraudulent Unemployment Claims - She faces a seven-year prison sentence for theft by deception
9/19 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends Morris County Podiatrist’s License, Permanently Bans Him From Prescribing Controlled Dangerous Substances for Indiscriminately Prescribing Painkillers and Other Narcotics and Practicing Outside the Scope of His License
9/17 - Authorites Investigate Explosion Near Boardwalk in Seaside Park at Start of Charity 5K Race
9/16 - New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Announces Launch of 2016-2017 Campaign
9/16 - Camden Heroin Supplier Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison - Charged in probes by New Jersey State Police, U.S. DEA and New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
9/14 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Two Monmouth County Men and Their Companies for Allegedly Defrauding Senior Citizens in the Telemarketing and Sale of Emergency Medical Response Systems
9/13 - Staten Island Home Improvement Contractor Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties and Enter Binding Arbitration with Home Owners to Resolve Consumer Fraud Allegations
9/9 - Mercer County Sheriff’s Officer Sentenced for Unlawfully Providing Arrest Photos of Juvenile to Newspaper
9/9 - Union County Dentist Surrenders His License Following His Arrest on Drug Possession Charges
9/8 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 36 Health Care Service Firms for Alleged Consumer Protection Violations, Seeks More Than $240,000 in Civil Penalties
9/8 - Union County Insurance Salesman Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Stealing Nearly $1 million from the Insurance Policies and Annuity Accounts of an Elderly Man Whose Finances He Managed
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9/7 - Attorney General Porrino Joins NJ Information Technology Office, Rutgers in Officially Launching Statewide “Text-to-911” System
9/2 - Morris County Oral Surgeon Linked to 15 Cases of Bacterial Endocarditis Agrees to a Temporary License Suspension Amid Allegations of Continued Infection Control Breaches at His Office
 
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8/31 - Two Arrested on First-Degree Charges for Allegedly Stealing Nearly $1 Million in Elaborate Identity Theft and Mortgage Fraud Scheme - Third defendant sought as fugitive in investigation by NJ Attorney General’s Office, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG
8/31 - Bergen County Chiropractor’s License Suspended Following His Arrest for Allegedly Touching Female Patients Inappropriately
8/26 - CONSUMER ALERT - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of Essex County Pediatrician for Unsanitary Office Conditions
8/26 - Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $100,000 from New Jersey Investor by Offering Fraudulent Investment in Gold Importing Business
8/24 - Monmouth County Man Charged With Submitting Fraudulent Health Insurance Claims in the Name of the Doctor He Worked For, Then Stealing the Insurance Checks When the Claims Were Paid
8/24 - Two New Jersey Residents Charged With Masterminding a Stolen Auto Ring That Targeted Cars Sold on Craigslist
8/23 - Former Security Guard at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Robbing the Casino in July 2014 After Being Fired
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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 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Couple and Their Home Improvement Contracting Companies for Allegedly Bilking More than $900,000 in Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds
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
8/19 - Hudson County Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud in Connection With a $139,000 Bentley That Was Torched and Reported Stolen
8/19 - Racing Commission Proposes New Rules Designed to Promote Well-Being of Harness Horses Competing in Claiming Races
8/19 - Racing Commission Proposes New Rules Designed to Promote Health and Welfare of Claiming Race Horses
8/18 - Mercer County Insurance Agent Charged with Submitting Fraudulent Life Insurance Applications and Death Benefit Claims for Unqualified Applicants Allegedly Living in Liberia
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”
8/18 - Task Force Arrests 40 in N.J. Child Porn Op - At least one from every county in the state charged
8/16 - Indictments Allege Doctor and 7 Others Operated Ring That Illegally Distributed Tens of Thousands of Pills of Addictive Opiate Oxycodone - Dr. George Beecher faces 1st-degree charge of strict liability for drug-induced death in fatal overdose
8/12 - Bergen County Used Car Dealership Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties, Enter Binding Arbitration with Consumers to Settle Consumer Fraud Allegations
8/12 - Man Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison in Connection With Incident in Which He Fired Handgun During Party in Woodbine
8/12 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Blackmailing 16-Year-Old Girl into Stripping Naked on Webcam While He Recorded Her
8/9 - Notice of Extended Comment Period for Proposed Rule and Rule Amendments
8/8 - Attorney General Porrino Announces N.J. Participation in $100 Million Multi-State Settlement with Barclays over LIBOR
8/4 - New Jersey to Receive $2.7 Million from Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations that Drug Maker Engaged in Anti-Competitive Conduct
8/4 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Burlington County Home Improvement Contracting Company and its Owner for Misleading Consumers About the Need for Repairs, Performing Substandard, Unfinished Work, and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
8/3 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Imposes Five-Year Suspension on Former Prison Doctor Whose “Gross Negligence” Contributed to the Death of State Prison Inmate in 2009
8/1 - Statement of Christopher S. Porrino on Confirmation as New Jersey Attorney General
8/1 - Statement of Acting Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino on New Jersey Supreme Court Decision in State V. Lunsford
 
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7/30 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Shooting in Upper Deerfield Township Involving New Jersey State Troopers
7/29 - Owner of Go-Go Bar and 5 Associates Arrested on Racketeering Charges in Alleged $9 Million Scheme Involving Stolen Credit Cards and Gift Cards - Arrests made by Division of Criminal Justice and Roxbury Police in “Operation Smiles”
7/29 - Union County Insurance Salesman Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $926,000 From the Insurance and Annuity Accounts of an EIderly Man Whose Finances He Managed
7/29 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Voluntary License Suspension of Two North Jersey Doctors Accused of Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers Without Legitimate Medical Purposes
7/29 - Former Chesterfield Mayor Lawrence Durr Sentenced for Filing False Ethics Disclosure Forms that Failed to Disclose His Financial Relationship to Developer Doing Business in Township
7/29 - Indictment Charges Man with Attempted Murder for Allegedly Striking Police Officer With Car While Trying to Flee Drug Arrest in Sayreville
7/28 - Delegation from Georgia Visits New Jersey to Examine Juvenile Detention Reform
7/26 - Three Ex-Supervisors at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Sentenced to Prison/Jail for Using On-Duty Agency Employees for Personal Tasks
7/26 - Man Charged With $239,000 Theft for Allegedly Using Stolen Identities in Fraudulent Scheme to Re-Title Vehicles and Conceal Car Liens
7/25 - New Jersey Board of Nursing Obtains Temporary License Suspension Against Atlantic County Nurse Accused of Repeatedly Stabbing a Ten-Year-Old Autistic Patient With a Hypodermic Needle for Disobeying Her Orders
7/22 - Hudson County Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Scam That Drained More Than $225,000 From His Elderly Mother’s Annuity Accounts
7/22 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Armed Robbery of Pizza Delivery Driver in Pleasantville
7/21 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Home Improvement Contracting Company and Its Principals for Allegedly Bilking $898,000 in Sandy Relief Funds from Shore Residents
7/20 - State Files Action Against Four “Just Pups” Pet Stores and their Owner for Allegedly Selling Sick Puppies and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
7/19 - General Manager of Bergen County Used Car Dealership, Two Other Employees Plead Guilty in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam
7/18 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting in Little Egg Harbor Involving Ocean County SWAT Team
7/13 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Launches Online “Anti-Fraud Toolkit” Aimed at Empowering Senior Citizens to Fight Back Against Financial Exploitation
7/11 - Another Top Birdsall Executive Sentenced to Jail for Evading Pay-To-Play Law With Illegal Political Contributions
7/8 - Statement of Acting Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino on Cooperation of Community Leaders and Law Enforcement in New Jersey in Wake of Shootings
7/8 - Sussex County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Attempting to Steal Thousands of Dollars from Elderly Relative’s Annuity
7/7 - Madison Pharmacist and Doctor Sentenced for Illegally Distributing Oxycodone to People Without Valid Need for the Addictive Painkiller
7/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Permanent Ban, $1.1 Million Judgment Against Unregistered Contractor Who Took Money from Elderly Consumers for Repairs That Were Never Completed
7/1 - Ex-Camden Firefighter Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $82,000 by Collecting Disability Pension While Competing in Martial Arts
7/1 - Bergen County Psychiatrist Agrees to Temporary License Suspension Amid Allegations He Indiscriminately Prescribed CDS to Patients and Allowed His Wife To Use His Prescription Blank to Dispense Drugs Without a License
 
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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 - Steve Lee is Confirmed by the New Jersey Senate as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
6/23 - Third Party Energy Suppliers Palmco Power NJ, LLC and Palmco Energy NJ, LLC Enter into $5.28 Million Settlement with the State to Resolve Allegations That They Engaged in Deceptive Sale Practices
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
6/21 - Christopher S. Porrino Sworn In as Acting Attorney General
6/20 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $40,000 from Two Home Improvement Customers in Somerset County, Including an Elderly Woman Whose Home Was Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
6/17 - Maryland Cancer Charity Agrees to Pay $470,000, Including $375,000 to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, to Resolve Division of Consumer Affairs’ Investigation into its Fundraising Activities
6/17 - Consumer Alert: Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Orlando Shooting Victims
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
6/15 - Camden County Neurologist Surrenders His Medical License Following His Arrest on Prescription Narcotic Charges
6/15 - Camden County Father Charged With Stealing More Than $140,000 from Insurance Provider by Submitting Fraudulent Claims for Hospital Stays for His Twin Sons
6/15 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Marks “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” With Tips for Keeping Senior Citizens Safe from Financial Exploitation
6/14 - Man Indicted on Charges That He Solicited Underage Girls – Including an Autistic Girl – to Send Him Sexually Explicit Photos of Themselves
6/14 - Acting Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights Announce Filing of Superior Court Complaint Against Taxi Company - Deaf Woman Allegedly Ignored, Asked to Stop Calling While Seeking Cab in Snow
6/13 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Temporary License Suspension Against Passaic County Doctor Accused of Sexual Misconduct Against Female Patients and Staff Members
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
6/8 - Burlington County Medical Device Distributor Charged with Stealing More than $100,000 in Insurance Money from Companies That Made and Marketed Airway Clearing Device
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
6/1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Terminates Middlesex Printing Company’s Authority to Print Prescription Blanks After Company Issued Thousands of Blanks to Unauthorized Individuals
 
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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 - Moorestown Friends High School Wins 2016 State Consumer Bowl
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
5/27 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses $2 million Penalty Against Hudson County Couple and Their Bogus Private Investment Fund Management Company for Defrauding Investors through the Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities
5/24 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 51 Home Improvement Contractors for $844,477 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in First Quarter of 2016
5/24 - Notice of Rule Proposal: Codifying the financial information the Division of Gaming Enforcement  releases on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
5/24 - Ocean County Certified Nursing Assistant Arrested for Allegedly Creating a Fake Nurse Aide Certification to Work with Elderly Patients at South Jersey Facilities
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
5/19 - Acting Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights Take Action in Three Pregnancy-Related Workplace Discrimination Cases
5/18 - Former Essex County Life Insurance Agent Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Money Laundering and Insurance Fraud Scheme that Netted More Than $1 Million in Commissions and Bonuses
5/17 - Jersey City Lawyer Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $1.5 Million From Clients
5/17 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Resolves Enforcement Proceedings Against Four Businesses Accused in Scams Targeting Spanish-Speaking Immigrants
5/16 - Sussex County Man Found Guilty of Attempting to Steal Thousands of Dollars from Elderly Relative’s Annuity
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
5/13 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Mercer County Home Improvement Contractor for Abandoning Home Improvement Projects, and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
5/10 - Couple Charged With Using Identity of Nevada Woman in Attempt to Obtain Loan to Purchase $86,000 Mercedes Benz in New Jersey
5/10 - Consumer Alert: Beware of the Rising Threat of Computer “Ransomware” That Holds Your Data Hostage
5/10 - Settlement Announced in Case of Landlord Accused of Denying Apartment to Woman Who Sought to Pay with Rental Assistance - Woman Responded to Long Branch Apartment Rental Advertised on Craigslist
5/9 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Unregistered Monmouth County Home Improvement Contractor for Shoddy, Unfinished Work and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
5/6 - Atlantic County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Over Internet
5/4 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses Approximately $4 Million in Civil Penalties Against Former Bergen County Resident and Two Others for Defrauding Investors Out of More Than $3.6 Million
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 - Department of Law & Public Safety Releases Latest Crime Data
4/29 - New Jersey Consumer Affairs Urges Public to Join the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse by Tossing Unwanted Medicines During 11th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day
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”
4/28 - Middlesex County Man Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud for Claiming Thieves Stripped His Motorcycle When in Reality He Paid a Repair Shop to Remove the Parts
4/28 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Indicted North Jersey Anesthesiologist for “Gross Malpractice”
4/28 - State to Receive $12-Million-Plus from Settlement with Wyeth Over Alleged Medicaid Rebate Underpayments
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 - Unlicensed North Jersey Chiropractor Charged with Conspiracy and Money Laundering for Allegedly Masterminding a Fraud Ring that Bilked Nearly $4 Million from Insurance Carriers
4/15 - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Notice of Proposed Rule And Rule Amendments
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
4/12 - Shop for Passover with Confidence: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Kosher Enforcement Helping to Ensure Stores Live Up to Kosher Claims
4/12 - Newark Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Abandoning Car, Then Reporting it Stolen to Reap Insurance
4/11 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Seeks to Revoke Registration of Cape May County Health Care Service Firm That Allegedly Placed Uncertified Employees with Clients and Falsified Documents
4/8 - Governor Christie Protects Individuals’ Right to Firearms for Self-Defense and Protection with Commonsense Reforms - Attorney General Issues Directives, Processes Regulatory Changes to Expedite Review of Firearm Identification and Carry Permits for New Jersey Residents; New “Serious Threats” Standard Will Help Provide For Self-Defense
4/7 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes Passaic County Physician’s License for Indiscriminately Prescribing Highly Addictive Pain Killers
4/7 - Woman Charged with Stealing Nearly $29,000 in Insurance Money She Received from a Somerset County Widow to Repair a Roof Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
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 - Former Morris County Investment Advisor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Organizing $1,178,000 Securities and Annuities Fraud Scheme - Fooshee’s Husband Admitted to Pre-Trial Intervention for His Part in the Scam
4/4 - Ringleader Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison for Stealing $590,000 Through Counterfeit Check Scheme
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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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3/31 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Actions Against Twenty Health Clubs for Alleged Non-Compliance with Consumer Protection Laws
3/30 - Acting Attorney General Announces Settlement of Multi-State Lawsuit Targeting Bogus Cancer Charities
3/30 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Bergen County Used Car Dealership for Alleged Consumer Fraud and Motor Vehicle Advertising Violations
3/29 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with AutoZone Addressing Allegations of Pricing Violations; Prior Actions Against “Advance Auto” and “Pep Boys” Remain Pending
3/28 - Three Plead Guilty to Human Trafficking Charges for Trafficking Girl, 14, in Prostitution Ring
3/28 - Former Monmouth County Insurance Salesman Charged with Stealing $305,000 Life Savings of 90-year Old Former Client
3/24 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of North Jersey Family Physician Sentenced to Federal Prison for Insurance Fraud
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
3/11 - National Consumer Protection Week: Advice on How to Avoid Scams While Shopping Online
3/10 - Division on Civil Rights Files Superior Court Complaint Against Auto Detailing Business Alleging Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Firing - Openly Lesbian Worker Allegedly Harassed on the Job, Dismissed for Complaining
3/9 - Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder for Shooting and Wounding an Undercover Officer During a Robbery Attempt in Garfield in 2014
3/9 - Owner of Bergen County Used Car Dealerships, Four Others Accused of Conspiracy in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam
3/9 - Hudson County Couple, Their Son, and the Manager of a Car Dealership Charged With Falsifying Loan Application to Buy a $139,000 Bentley Then Torching the Car for Insurance Money
3/9 - National Consumer Protection Week: New Jerseyans Will Be Facing Scams With New Twists in 2016
3/8 - Attorney General Announces Expansion of Trenton Long-Term Strategy to Reduce Violence - Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy offers services and training to offenders who turn from violence
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
3/7 - National Consumer Protection Week: “Home Improvements” and “Motor Vehicles” Once Again Lead New Jersey’s 2015 Consumer Complaints, “Internet Sales” Grievances Saw Increase
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
3/1 - Pediatric Medical Group to Pay Ex-Employee $45,000 to Resolve Complaint It Violated Her Family Leave Act Rights
 
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2/29 - Governor Christie Names Robert Lougy as Acting State Attorney General
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
2/26 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Distributes $525,000 in Restitution to Consumers Who Paid for but Did Not Receive Travel Packages Purchased from Crown Travel Service, Inc.
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
2/24 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Multi-State Settlements with Natixis, Societe Generale over Alleged Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
2/23 - New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Announces Regulations for Skill-Based Gaming
2/22 - New Jersey Consumer Affairs Cites 40 Home Improvement Contractors for Nearly $500,000 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in Fourth Quarter of 2015
2/18 - Division of Law Litigation Efforts Brought in $450-Million-Plus in Settlements and Judgments in 2015
2/18 - Ex-CEO of Birdsall Services Group Pleads Guilty to Evading Pay-to-Play Law by Using Employees to Make Illegal Political Contributions
2/18 - Hudson County Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing More Than $225,000 from His 85-Year-Old Mother’s Annuity Accounts
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
2/11 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement Addressing Complaints Against MoneyGram Linked to Fraud-Induced Wire Transfers
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
2/9 - North Jersey Neurologist Charged with Billing Insurance Carriers for Medical Procedures He Didn’t Perform
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 - Acting Attorney General Announces Lawsuit Against Volkswagen Alleging Historic Fraud in Its Equipping, Marketing of Diesel Cars
2/5 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement with HSBC Over Alleged Mortgage Abuses
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
2/4 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 21 Unlicensed Public Movers Following Undercover “Sting”
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
2/3 - Bergen County Cardiologist Charged With Double-Billing Insurance Companies for His Services
2/2 - Two South Jersey Corporations and Five of Their Officials Charged With Stealing Nearly $600,000 by Providing Misleading Information to Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier
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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