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2014 News    
8/1 - Bayonne Man Pleads Guilty to Offering Child Pornography on the Internet - Detectives seized his library of more than 90,000 images and videos of child pornography
8/1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Awarded $1.26 Million Judgment Against Home Furniture and Furnishings Company That Committed Fraud Against Consumers
 
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7/1 - Four Men from Northern New Jersey Charged with Conspiring to Steal More than $180,000 from the State by Filing False Unemployment Claims
7/1 - Acting State Attorney General Hoffman, Division of Consumer Affairs and Ocean County Kick off “Safe Summer 2014” Program at Point Pleasant Beach
 
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5/19 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in 11-State, Border-to-Border Enforcement to Roll Out Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign
5/15 - Ex-Paterson School Official Sentenced to Prison for Having School District Hire Her Own Company and Fraudulently Overbilling District - Division of Criminal Justice investigation revealed over $190,000 in false bills for conferences
5/15 - Former Assistant Basketball Coach At John F. Kennedy High School In Paterson Indicted On First-Degree Cocaine Charge - Jimmie D. Smith also is charged with aggravated assault on detectives who arrested him
5/15 - Motorcycle Fatalities Dropping Both Nationwide and in NJ, but Division of Highway Traffic Safety Says Dangers Remain for Riders
5/15 - Owner of Union County Home Health Aide Agency Charged With Billing Medicaid & Veterans Affairs More Than $100,000 for Services That Were Not Provided
5/15 - Business to Pay Settlement for Rejecting Blind Man’s Guide Dog; Hospital’s Non-Acknowledgment of “Trained” Poodle as Service Dog Lawful
5/14 - State DOT Technician Pleads Guilty to Collecting More Than $14,000 in Unearned Overtime Pay by Falsifying Time Sheets
5/14 - Spring Valley, N.Y., Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing 24 Kilograms of Cocaine Seized From His Car by the New Jersey State Police
5/14 - Attorney General Announces Largest Law Enforcement Deployment Yet Under Anti-Violence Efforts Launched Last Summer in Trenton - Acting Attorney General Hoffman vows show of force by State Police and partners to assist Trenton Police and stem violence as summer approaches
5/14 - Hudson County Man Convicted at Trial of Placing Bets at Craps Tables After the Winning Numbers Had Been Called
5/14 -New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Will Distribute $173,000 to Police Departments That Purchased Defective Bulletproof Vests
5/13 -Two More Homeowners Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - Eight homeowners have been charged since March
5/13 - Zero Pedestrian Fatalities Reported on Route 130 One Year into Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Blitz - Drops in Speeding and Distracted Driving Cited by 13 Burlington County Law Enforcement Agencies
5/12 - Member of Nine Trey Gangsters Set of Bloods Street Gang Sentenced to Prison For Conspiring to Commit a Murder
5/12 - Three Alleged Price Gougers to Pay More Than $89,000 to Resolve State Lawsuits Following Superstorm Sandy; Total Recoveries in Sandy Gouging Cases Top $900,000
5/9 - New Jersey Attorney General, Department of Community Affairs Warn Sandy Recovery Participants of Potential Scams
5/9 - Jersey City Man Admits Stealing $60,000 in Counterfeit Check Scheme
5/7 - Unlicensed Person Illegally Performing Dentistry Arrested Following Investigation by Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs and the Elizabeth Police Department
5/6 - Old Bridge Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
5/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Announce that Two Convicted Felons Who Sold Fraudulent, Unregistered Securities Are Now Barred from Securities Industry
5/5 - New Jersey Woman Claims Identity Theft to Avoid Online Gambling Debt
5/5 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Stephen’s Landscaping for Alleged Sale of Generators at Exorbitant Prices, Unlicensed Sale of Gas During Superstorm Sandy State of Emergency, and the Sale of Unsafe Recalled Generators
5/2 - Egg Harbor Township Man With History of Violence Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Possessing Cocaine and an Assault Weapon
5/2 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Suspend Two Financial Agents for Failing to Detect Manipulative Trading Strategy
5/2 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Announce Settlement with J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC
5/1 - State Trooper Sentenced for Falsifying Reports to Indicate He Audited Police Departments When No Audits Were Performed
5/1 - Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Charges 12, Including Lawyer, Doctor and Two Chiropractors, in Alleged Scheme to Illegally Use Runners to Recruit Accident Victims as Clients - Alleged Illegal Enterprise Generated Millions of Dollars for Ringleaders
 
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4/4 - Former Cashier for Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $42,000 In Patient Co-Payments
4/3 - Acting Attorney General: Anadarko Petroleum Subsidiary to Pay State $20 Million for Cleanup of Two Contaminated Sites
4/3 - Alleged Ringleader and 20 Associates Indicted on Charges They Conspired to Operate a Major Heroin Ring Based in Middlesex County - Charges stem from probe led by State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and New Brunswick Police
4/3 - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Taps Woodstown High School Entry in Underage Drinking PSA Contest
4/2 - Governor Christie Announces Launch of Pilot Narcan Program in Ocean and Monmouth Counties - Initiative Allows Police Officers and EMTs to Carry, Administer Life Saving Heroin Antidote
4/2 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety and Middlesex County Law Enforcement Begin Distracted Driving Crackdowns in Woodbridge
4/1 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Grants Mobilize Law Enforcement for First Statewide Campaign Dedicated to Crackdown on Distracted Drivers - $300,000 Made Available for “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Initiative
 
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3/28 - Atlantic City Man Sentenced To State Prison For Distributing Child Pornography Over Internet
3/28 - Former Correction Officer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Heroin and Marijuana Into Correction Facility for Sex Offenders
3/27 - Former Elizabeth School Board President Found Guilty of Stealing From Free Lunch Program by Falsifying Applications for Her Children
3/26 - Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Submitting Fraudulent Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claim
3/21 - Six Camden Residents Indicted on Charges That They Conspired to Distribute Large Quantities of Heroin and Operate a Heroin Mill - “Operation China White” was led by the NJ State Police, U.S. DEA and Division of Criminal Justice
3/21 - Ex-Transportation Head for Hazlet & Piscataway Schools Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $565,000 from Districts - Michelle Pumilia was charged in investigation by State Police and Division of Criminal Justice
3/20 - Former Campaign Worker in Essex County Sentenced to Prison for Ballot Fraud in 2007 Races in 29th Legislative District
3/20 - Prominent Atlantic County Lawyer Who Practices Elder Law and Owner of In-Home Senior Care Company Charged With Preying on Elderly Clients and Stealing More Than $2 Million from 10 Victims
3/20 - CONSUMER ALERT: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns About “IRS Call” Scam
3/17 - Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Blackmailing Victim Who Responded to His Craigslist Ad for Homosexual Sex
3/17 - Acting Attorney General Names Jeffrey S. Jacobson Director of the Division of Law
3/14 - Students Participate in World Famous Flower Show - JJC awarded honorable mention citation
3/14 - Camden County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Prescription Narcotics to Undercover Detective
3/14 - Former State Police Troop Commander Sentenced for Stealing Thousands from Fund that Aids Troopers and Their Families
3/14 - Divisions of Highway Traffic Safety, Alcoholic Beverage Control and State Police Tell Holiday Drinkers They’ll Need More than Luck to Get Home Safely after St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
3/13 - Criminal Charges Filed Against Four Homeowners Who Allegedly Collected Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds Through Fraud
3/12 - Two Men Convicted at Trial of Stealing $175,000 by Brokering the Sale of a Gas Station and Lying to the Purchaser About the Price
3/12 - New Jersey Joins Global Settlement with Genzyme Corp. Over Alleged Kickbacks to Promote Anti-Adhesion Product
3/11 - Middlesex County Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving More Than $50,000 Worth of Stolen Property and Selling the Items Online
3/10 - Woodbridge Man Pleads Guilty to Performing Unlicensed Asbestos Abatement at Schools and Homes - Faces Prison for Releasing Hazardous Asbestos Dust & Debris at a Daycare Center
3/10 - Former Administrator and Ex-Foreman at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Found Guilty at Trial of Directing Agency Craftsmen to Work on Private Homes While on Duty
3/10 - Acting Attorney General Announces Recipient of $350,000 Grant to Combat Human Trafficking
3/7 - Two Men Sentenced for Operating Bogus Charity Using 9/11 Truck and Never Giving Money to Victims’ Families - The pair sold T-shirts and collected donations at 9/11 events using truck painted with Twin Towers
3/6 - Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and His Wife Indicted for Alleged Election Fraud and Witness Tampering - Campaign worker also charged with fraud involving mail-in ballots in 2010 council race
3/6 - New Jersey to Receive More Than $400,000 from Settlement with Omnicare Over Alleged Kickbacks
3/5 - Husband and Wife From Egg Harbor Township Plead Guilty to Possessing Cocaine and an Assault Weapon - Donald Capriotti faces an 18-year prison sentence
3/4 - Two Men Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Leading Drug Trafficking Ring That Distributed Heroin and PCP in Violent Section of Jersey City - Third man sentenced to prison on charge of possession of PCP with intent to distribute
3/4 - Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Woodbridge Towing Company for Allegedly Charging Excessive Fees and Other Violations of the Predatory Towing Prevention Act
3/4 - Division of Law Efforts Brought in More Than $300 Million in Settlements and Judgments in 2013
3/4 - National Consumer Protection Week Kicks off with “Cyber Safe NJ” Website Launched by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
 
2014 News    
2/20 - Attorney General & MVC Chief Announce New Charges Resulting from High-Tech Program “Operation Facial Scrub” to Detect False Driver’s Licenses - Attorney General’s Office charged 69 new defendants in past year, bringing total charged to 107
2/20 - N.J. Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce New, Mandatory Security Requirements for Prescription Blanks
2/14 - Essex County Mother and Daughter Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison for Their Roles in Scheme to Steal Nearly $600,000 in Unemployment Benefits
2/12 - State Board Revokes License of Doctor Who Performed Spinal Surgeries Despite His Lack of Medical Training for Such Procedures
2/11 - Former State Police Troop Commander Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands From Fund That Aids Troopers and Their Families
2/11 - N.J. Consumer Affairs Goes Undercover to Auto Repair Shops, Finds Two Charged Hundreds of Dollars for Allegedly Unnecessary Repairs
2/10 - Edison Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Human Trafficking for Luring and Coercing Women Into Prostitution Ring - Percival Williams faces 10 years in prison in one of first convictions under NJ Human Trafficking Law
2/10 - Acting Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights Announce Settlement With Care Center Over Failure to Provide Sign Language Interpreter
2/7 - Camden County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Prescription Narcotics to Undercover Investigator
2/6 - Acting Attorney General Announces Mandatory Training for Department Employees to Identify and Prevent Child Sexual Abuse - Training Part of Department’s Efforts to Combat Child Exploitation
 
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