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Attorney General Porrino discusses his plan to combat opioid abuse in this Fox 5 News report.
 
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9/20 - Former Claims Investigator With Department of the Treasury Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $75,000 by Processing & Approving False Claims
9/20 - Proposed Regulation - Board of Nursing
9/20 - Proposed Regulation - Board of Medical Examiners
9/18 - Top Member of Carjacking Ring That Trafficked Luxury Cars to West Africa Sentenced to 14-Year Prison Term - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
9/18 - Gloucester County Man Who Had Over 76,000 Videos and Images of Child Pornography Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn on the Internet - Defendant was one of 40 men arrested in “Operation Statewide”
9/18 - US Postal Employee from Cape May County Charged with Stealing More than $75,000 in Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits after Vacation Photos Allegedly Show Him Zip Lining and Rappelling
9/15 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Call for Equifax to Disable Fee-Based Monitoring Services, Reimburse Fees for Security Freezes
9/15 - Lawyer Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Use Stolen Identities and Bogus Home Sales to Defraud Lender of Over $873,000
9/15 - Division on Civil Rights Finds School District Did Not Discriminate by Firing Employee Who Took Supplies, Van without Permission
9/13 - Two Suspended Newark City Employees Charged in Separate Indictments with Taking Bribes from Man Seeking to Operate After-Hours Social Club
9/13 - Judge Orders Passaic County Travel Agency and its Owner to Permanently Cease Doing Business in NJ, and Pay $277,000 for Defrauding Consumers
9/13 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking Charge for Her Role in Trafficking Girl, 16, from New York to New Jersey for Prostitution - Five were charged in probe by Division of Criminal Justice and South Hackensack Police Department
9/12 - Apple Inc. Agrees to Install Continuously Available Pricing Information on Merchandise Display Tables in its New Jersey Stores in Settlement with Division of Consumer Affairs
9/11 - Scotch Plains Woman Previously Indicted as Stolen Auto Ring Leader Now Charged With Attempting to Steal $241,000 from Online Lender - Former Pfizer Employee Allegedly Used Company Computer to Carry Out Scheme
9/11 - State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Charges He Tampered With Evidence and Records to Cover Up Improper Stops of Female Motorists
9/8 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Coercing a 13-Year-Old Girl into Sending Him Nude Photos of Herself by Threatening to Abduct Her
9/8 - Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms in Connection With Seizure of Five Kilos of Cocaine by Atlantic City Task Force
9/7 - Public Meeting Notice - JJC programs and initiatives
9/7 - Proposed Regulation - Board of Social Work Examiners
9/6 - Proposed Regulation - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
9/5 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Internet Gaming Amendments
9/5 - Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Medical Kickback Ring Sentenced to Prison for Bribing Dozens of Doctors in Exchange for Scan Referrals Worth Several Million Dollars
9/5 - Attorney General Announces $3.5 Million Multi-State Settlement with Lenovo over Hacker-Vulnerable Software
 
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8/31 - Attorney General Announces Leadership Changes - Kevin Jespersen to be next Executive Assistant Attorney General
8/31 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaints Against Two Contractors, Alleging Fraud in Connection with Rebuilding and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes
8/30 - CONSUMER ALERT: Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
8/30 - Former Employee of Apple, Inc., Indicted on Charge that She Embezzled Approximately $243,000 from the Company
8/29 - Contract Baking Company Pays $70,000 to Settle Civil Rights Case Involving Woman Fired After Taking Maternity Leave
8/28 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Practice and Procedure before the New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Office
8/28 - Union County Man and Monmouth County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online
8/25 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
8/25 - Proposed Regulation – NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
8/25 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Medical Examiners and
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8/25 - Proposed Regulation – Cemetery Board
8/25 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Medical Examiners
8/25 - Former Chief of Audubon Park Fire Company Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Using Computer at Fire Station to Distribute Child Porn - More than 1,000 files of suspected child pornography found in computer equipment at fire station
8/24 - Proposed Regulation – State Board of Medical Examiners, Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
8/24 - Proposed Regulation – State Board of Real Estate Appraisers
8/23 - Proposed Regulation – State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey
8/23 - Proposed Regulation – Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee
8/23 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
8/23 - Proposed Regulation – New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
8/23 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Casino Hotel Alcohol and Beverage Control Amendments
8/23 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Amendments for Gaming Accounting Controls and Equipment
8/23 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Amendments for Continuing Obligations of Qualifiers and Filming and Photography Notifications
8/23 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Applications for Access Badges Amendments
8/21 - Monmouth County Pediatric Surgeon's License Suspended Amid Charges of lllegal Sexual Contact with 17-Year-Old Patient
8/21 - Owner of Hudson County Medical Equipment Supply Store Pleads Guilty To $100,000 from Medicaid Fraud Scam
8/21 - Attorney General Announces Indictment in Record Setting 14-Kilo Seizure of Fentanyl by New Jersey State Police & ICE Homeland Security Investigations - Record quantity of fentanyl could have yielded over 5 million lethal doses
8/21 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Chemical Breath Testing Rules
8/18 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Middlesex County Auto Dealership in Connection with Consumer Fraud Investigation
8/17 - Youth Sports Videographer Indicted on Charges He Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Male on Multiple Occasions After Meeting Him Online - Ethan Chandler was arrested after he allegedly solicited second “boy,” who really was undercover trooper
8/15 - Attorney General Announces Leadership Changes - Rebecca Ricigliano returns to the private sector after over twelve years of public service; Peter Slocum slated to be the next First Assistant Attorney General; Deborah Edwards announces retirement after almost thirty years of State service
8/15 - Indictment Charges Couple with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 17, as Prostitute in South Jersey Motels
8/14 - Essex County Pediatrician Sentenced to Prison for Medicaid Fraud
8/11 - Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Urge Seniors to Beware of Phone Fraud Schemes, Provide Materials to Help Spot Scams
8/11 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Leading Elaborate Scheme to Steal Nearly $1 Million Through Identity Theft and Mortgage Fraud - Three defendants have pled guilty in investigation by NJ Attorney General’s Office, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG
8/11 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Amendments to Qualifier Reporting Requirements
8/11 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Amendments to Tournament Requirements, Rules of the Games, employee tips, slot machine RAM clears
8/11 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Amendments to Forms, Certifications, and social security number disclosure requirements
8/11 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Accounting and Internal Controls Amendments regarding jackpot payouts, credit slips, and cashiers
8/11 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Internal Audit Committee Requirements
8/10 - Former Police Officer Who Stole $105,000 from PBA Local in Cape May Pleads Guilty to Theft Charge
8/10 - License of Registered Nurse Temporarily Suspended Following His Arrest on Charges of Sexual Assault, Lewdness at Hospital
8/9 - Attorney General Porrino Announces Multi-State Settlement With Nationwide Insurance over Consumer Data Breach
8/9 - Proposed Regulation New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
8/9 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Massage and Bodywork Examiners
8/9 - Proposed RegulationBoard of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors
8/8 - State Grand Jury Returns “No Bill” in Fatal Shooting Involving New Jersey State Trooper in Maurice River Township in 2016
8/8 - Division of Consumer Affairs Director Steve Lee to Leave Post for Private Sector Position
8/4 - Nineteen Charged in Indictment Targeting Alleged Leader and Members of Ring That Distributed Large Amounts of Heroin and Cocaine in Trenton - Indictment stems from investigation led by New Jersey State Police called “Operation Maple Empire”
8/4 - AG Porrino: Housing Authority Agrees to Pay Ex-Employee $25,000 to Resolve Workplace Discrimination Claim
8/3 - Delegation from Kentucky Visits New Jersey to Examine Juvenile Detention Reform
8/3 - Christie Administration Launches Online Portal to Report Abuse or Diversion of Prescription Opioid Fueling Addiction Crisis - Atlantic County Pharmacist Credited with Tip Leading to Arrest of Essex County Doc Accused of Prescribing Pain Pills to South Jersey Drug Ring
8/2 - Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant Application Workshops Announced
8/2 - 4,775 Guns Collected During the Most Successful Gun Buyback in NJ History - Acting U.S. Attorney Cite Strong Turnout, Discuss Tough Prosecutorial Initiatives
8/2 - Bergen County Neurologist Charged with Paying Illegal Kickbacks to a Passaic County Chiropractor in Exchange for Patient Referrals to His Pain Management Facility
8/1 - Ocean County Couple and Their Home Improvement Companies Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars by Bilking Homeowners Whose Homes Were Badly Damaged by Superstorm Sandy - Victims paid Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino more than $1 million, mostly using Sandy relief funds
8/1 - Indictment Charges 15 With Racketeering, Including 4 Alleged Leaders of Latin Kings Gang in Newark, for Allegedly Running Heroin & Cocaine Ring - New Jersey State Police & AG’s Office dismantle violent drug ring in “Operation Peddling Misery”
8/1 - Attorney General Awards $219,000 to 28 Police Departments for Community Policing Programs to Honor Summit Detective Matthew L. Tarentino
 
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7/27 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 96 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
7/27 - Indictment Charges Four Men With Conspiring to Steal and Fence Luxury Cars in Northern and Central New Jersey - Charges filed in investigation by State Police Auto Theft Task Force & Division of Criminal Justice
7/27 - Proposed RegulationBoard of Examiners of Master Plumbers
7/26 - Attorney General Porrino and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Complaint Against Newark Used Car Dealer, Allege Fraud Violations Including ‘Bait and Switch’
7/25 - Firm That Operated Chemical Plant in Newark Pleads Guilty to Violating Water Pollution Control Act and Agrees to Pay Fine and Restitution
7/25 - Prescription Medication Take-Back Day at the Justice Complex - DCA’s Project Medicine Drop hits the road - It’s simple and anonymous
7/24 - “Just Pups” Pet Stores and Owner Vincent LoSacco Agree to Permanently Stop Selling Animals in New Jersey, Pay $326,000 to Settle Allegations of Consumer Fraud in Sale of Sick Puppies
7/21 - Florida Couple Charged with Filing Nearly $800,000 in Fraudulent Insurance Claims for Refrigerated Cargo Purportedly Spoiled in Transport by Their Long-Haul Trucking Companies
7/21 - Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Leading Retail Theft Ring in South Jersey That Shoplifted Thousands of Dollars in Merchandise - Ring was dismantled in investigation by New Jersey State Police and Division of Criminal Justice
7/21 - Two Heroin Suppliers Receive 10-Year Prison Sentences in Investigation by Atlantic City Task Force into Ring that Trafficked Heroin from Paterson - Atlantic City-based network allegedly distributed approximately 30,000 doses of heroin each month
7/20 - Owners of Tinton Falls Broker-Dealer Agree to Pay $2.1 Million in Restitution and Penalties for Violating New Jersey Securities Laws - Bureau of Securities Found Sales of Unregistered Securities, Dishonest or Unethical Practices and Failure to Reasonably Supervise Agents
7/19 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Stealing Nearly $300,000 from Customers of His Debt Relief Businesses in Maplewood and Jersey City - Germaine Theodore defrauded customers of TGC Movement and Save My Future
7/19 - Attorney General Charges Essex County Doctor and 16 Alleged Drug Dealers in Atlantic County with Distributing Tens of Thousands of High-Dose Opioid Pain Pills Using False Prescriptions Issued by Doctor - Charges filed in investigation by Attorney General’s Prescription Fraud Investigation Strike Team
7/19 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licensing Amendments
7/19 - Notice of Rule Proposal - Approval of Slot Machines - Skill Based
7/18 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Involving Atlantic County SWAT Team
7/18 - Proposed Regulation State Board of Medical Examiners
7/17 - Proposed Regulation Board of Dentistry
7/17 - Proposed Regulation Board of Pharmacy
7/14 - Man Who Possessed Hundreds of Videos and Images of Child Pornography Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Porn Online - Union County man was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
7/11 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Essex County Cardiologist Who Shortchanged His Partners by Falsifying Pension Information
7/11 - Union County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet
7/7 - Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison in Investigation by Atlantic City Task Force
7/7 - Proposed RegulationOrthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners
7/7 - Proposed Regulation – New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care
7/7 - Former Birdsall Executive Pleads Guilty for His Role in Scheme to Evade Pay-To-Play Laws With Illegal Political Contributions - All nine individuals charged in the case – and the engineering firm itself – have now pleaded guilty
7/6 - Notice of Proposed Rules: Casino Computer Systems
7/3 - Monmouth County Brothers Sentenced to Prison for Running an Insurance Fraud Ring that that Illegally Recruited Motor Vehicle Accident Victims as Patients for Chiropractic Facilities - 13 Others - Including a Lawyer, a Doctor and Three Chiropractors - Sentenced in the Scheme
 
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6/30 - Former Treasurer for Youth Football League in South Jersey Sentenced to Jail for Embezzling Over $56,000 From The League
6/29 - Five Indicted on First-Degree Charges for Allegedly Obtaining Car Loans and Cars by Fraud and Reselling the Cars After Falsely Removing Liens - The alleged thefts involved loans and cars with a total value of well over half a million dollars
6/29 - Atlantic County Doctor’s Medical License Temporarily Suspended After His Armed Stand-Off with Police Led to Weapons Charge Arrest
6/28 - Attorney General Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Boardwalk Game and Retail Establishment Inspections in Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach; 20 Locations Alleged to Have Violations 
6/27 - Top State and Federal Law Enforcement Officials Partner to Fight Gun Violence - Upcoming Gun Buybacks to be held in Camden, Mercer and Essex Counties; Joint State and Federal Program Will Seek to Impose the Most Severe Penalties Against Gun Offenders
6/26 - Truck Driver Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison as a Result of Seizure of 64 Kilos of Heroin and 10 Kilos of Cocaine by New Jersey State Police - Seizure by New Jersey State Police Mobile Safe Freight Unit was one of largest in U.S. history
6/23 - Middlesex Man Charged with Insurance Fraud, Theft by Deception for Allegedly Impersonating His Deceased Mother to Obtain Cheaper Renter’s Insurance Under Her Senior-Discounted Policy
6/23 - Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Recruiting Girl, 16, to Engage in Prostitution in South Jersey
6/22 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $160,000 Settlement with Georgia Financing Company to Resolve Probe of Home Improvement Loans Arranged by the Company
6/20 - Robert D. Laurino is Named Acting Essex County Prosecutor
6/20 - Alleged Drug Traffickers Arrested and 3 ½ Kilos of Heroin Seized in Probe by Atlantic City Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations
6/20 - New Jersey Board of Nursing Suspends Certification of Burlington County Home Health Aide Allegedly Caught on Camera Stealing Money, Prescription Pain Pills from Elderly Woman in Her Care
6/16 - Attorney General Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Settlement with For-Profit Company Offering Student Loan Consolidation Services - Business Will Pay Restitution to 95 New Jersey Consumers
6/15 - New Jersey Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Marks “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” by Announcing Indictments of Three Nursing Home Aides Accused of Physically Abusing Patients - Trio Are Latest Professionals Charged in OIFP Crackdown on “Elder Abuse”
6/14 - Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet - Defendant was one of 40 offenders arrested in “Operation Statewide”
6/14 - Division on Civil Rights Launches Bilingual Awareness Campaign to Combat Housing Discrimination - DCR Distributing Hundreds of Posters to Businesses, Community Groups
6/12 - Home Health Aide Pleads Guilty to Neglecting 91-Year-Old Woman Who Was Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease
6/12 - Bergen County Man Sentenced to Prison as a Result of “Operation Ever Vigilant” for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
6/12 - Passaic County Chiropractor Charged with Accepting Kickbacks in Exchange for Referring Patients to Medical Imaging Center Involved in Statewide Healthcare-Related Bribery Scheme
6/12 - Attorney General Porrino and Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Announce Record $2 Million Fine Against Craft Beer Wholesaler for Alleged Trade Practice Violations
6/9 - Attorney General Announces Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program and Invites Applications for $121,000 in Funding - Total Funding Commemorates Detective Tarentino’s Badge #121
6/8 - New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends License of Bergen County Nurse Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless and Mentally Incapacitated Person
6/8 - Attorney General Porrino Announces New #77 Distracted Driving Initiative Has Reached 1,000-call Milestone - More than 600 Warning Letters Issued to Motorists
6/6 - Middlesex Physical Therapist Charged with Billing Insurance Carriers for Treatments Never Performed
6/6 - Guns Seized Along With Kilo of Heroin and Kilo of Cocaine During Arrest by Atlantic City Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations
6/5 - Union County Man Who Possessed Hundreds of Videos and Images of Child Pornography Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Online - Faces prison as a result of child pornography sweep “Operation Safeguard”
6/5 - New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends Certification of Middlesex County Home Health Aide Following Her Arrest on Charges of Attempted Credit Card Fraud Involving a 91-Year- Old Woman in Her Care
6/2 - Essex County Pediatrician Found Guilty at Trial of Submitting Fraudulent Bills to the Medicaid Program for 24-Hour Workdays
6/2 - Man Pleads Guilty to Charge That He Coerced a 13-Year-Old Girl Into Sending Him Nude Photos of Herself by Threatening to Abduct Her
6/2 - Two Former Birdsall Executives Sentenced to Jail Terms for Evading Pay-To-Play Law with Illegal Political Contributions
6/1 - Indictment Charges 27 Alleged Members of Drug Network Controlled by Bloods Street Gang that Distributed Heroin in Newark - Members of Red Breed Gorillas set of the Bloods charged in investigation by New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice, Newark Police Department and U.S. Marshals Task Force
 
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5/31 - New Jersey State Trooper Charged With Tampering With Records for Allegedly Covering Up Improper Stops of Female Motorists
5/30 - Former Chief of Audubon Park Fire Company Pleads Guilty to Using Computer at Fire Station to Distribute Child Pornography Online - More than 1,000 files of suspected child pornography found in computer equipment at fire station
5/30 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 91 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
5/29 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Shooting Involving State Police in Lake Hopatcong
5/26 - Plainfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Firing Gun at Detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015
5/26 - Two Men Indicted on First-Degree Drug Charges Related Seizure of 45 Kilos of Cocaine by the New Jersey State Police
5/26 - Burlington County Couple Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl as Prostitute in Area Motels
5/25 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Obtains $650,000 Payment in Agreement with David Lerner Associates, Inc. to Resolve Violations Relating to Sales of Non-Traded REITs
5/25 - Attorney General Announces $39 Million Settlement With ConocoPhillips Company over MTBE Contamination
5/24 - Two Alleged Drug Traffickers Indicted in Seizure of Five Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force and Federal Partners
5/24 - Irvington Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Staging Auto Accident, Then Seeking More Than $25,000 in Insurance Payouts
5/24 - New Jersey to Receive $1 Million from Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations that Johnson & Johnson Company Made Misleading Claims - Over-the-Counter Drug Maker Also Distributed Adulterated Products
5/24 - Attorney General Strengthens Bail Reform Directive To Better Ensure That Dangerous And Recidivist Criminals Are Kept In Jail Pending Trial
5/24 - Medical License of Burlington County Psychiatrist Suspended for Prescribing Massive Doses of Opioids While Not Abiding by Prescription Monitoring Program Regulations
5/24 - States Have Reached Settlements, Cooperation Agreements with Two Former Drug Company Executives - Cooperation is Part of Multi-State Generic Drug Investigation
5/23 - Clifton Doctor’s Medical License Revoked Following Admission of Inappropriate Physical Relationship with Patient
5/23 - Attorney General Porrino Announces Multi-State Settlement Resolving Investigation of Target Corp.’s Own Role in Data Breach
5/22 - Attorney General Porrino: Former Corinthian College Students Eligible for Federal Student Loan Cancellation
5/22 - Attorney General Honors More Than 30 Law Enforcement Agencies for Outstanding Achievements and Innovation in Community Policing
5/22 - As Ramadan Approaches, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces Regulations Protecting the Halal-Buying Public - 13 Businesses Cited for Failing to Disclose Information Related to the Preparation, Handling, and Sale of Food Sold or Served as Halal.
5/19 - 25 Charged in Takedown of Trenton Drug Trafficking Ring - State Police seize guns and over $300,000 worth of drugs in “Operation Maple Empire”
5/17 - Two Suspended Newark Lawyers Indicted on Charges They Stole Over $140,000 From Clients of Their Law Firm
5/17 - Certification of Paterson Home Health Aide Temporarily Suspended Following Her Arrest on Charges of Aggravated Manslaughter
5/16 - Hightstown High School wins New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs 21st Annual High School Consumer Bowl
5/15 - Proposed Regulation – Elevator, Escalator, and Moving Walkway Mechanics Licensing Board
5/15 - Proposed Regulation – Board of Nursing
5/15 - Proposed Regulation – Division of Consumer Affairs
5/12 - Ocean County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Over Internet
5/12 - Home Health Aide Indicted on Charge That She Abused and Neglected 91-Year-Old Woman Who Was Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease
5/11 - Man Arrested on Charges He Possessed Child Pornography & Solicited an Underage South Carolina Girl to Perform Sexual Acts on Webcam
5/9 - Attorney General Announces Two New Initiatives to Fight Corruption, Including Reward Program Offering $25,000 for Tips From Public
5/9 - Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet Pleads Guilty to Soliciting and Taking $15,000 Bribe From Man Seeking to Sell His Property to Township - Faces sentence of five years in prison in investigation by AG’s Office and New Jersey State Police
5/9 - New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Plans to Expand “Safe Care Cam” Program, Tighten Home Health Aides Rules to Enhance Protection of Elderly and Disabled
5/8 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Announces Annual Examination of Investment Advisers is Underway
5/5 - Racing Commission Proposes New Rules to Regulate Administration of Shockwave Therapy for Harness Racing
5/5 - Racing Commission Proposes New Rules to Regulate Administration of Shockwave Therapy for Thoroughbred Race Horses
5/5 - N.J. Racing Commission Proposes to Readopt Rules Pertaining to Self-Exclusion List for Problem Gamblers
5/5 - Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs File Complaint to Stop Monmouth County Man From Illegally Practicing Medicine Without a License
5/5 - Truck Driver Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Trafficking 36 Kilos of Heroin into State that were Seized from his Rig by State Police
5/5 - Truck Driver Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Drug Charge Stemming from Seizure of 64 Kilos of Heroin and 10 Kilos of Cocaine by State Police - Seizure by New Jersey State Police Mobile Safe Freight Unit was one of largest in U.S. history
5/4 - Two Former Employees of a Union County Car Dealership Charged with Conspiring to Steal From Their Boss by Using Shell Company to Submit Fraudulent Invoices for Vehicle Upgrades Never Performed
5/3 - New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Unveil Online Information Hub to Help Health Care Practitioners and Patients Understand and Comply with State’s New Opioid Prescribing Regulations
 
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4/28 - Department of Law & Public Safety Releases Latest Crime Data
4/28 - Division on Civil Rights Proposes ReAdoption of Rules on Multiple Dwelling Reporting, with Amendments
4/26 - Division on Civil Rights Issues “Cease and Desist” Letters to Housing Advertisers over Discriminatory Craigslist Ads - Division Also Prompts Craigslist to Strengthen Website Discrimination Disclaimer
4/24 - Former Treasurer for Youth Football League in South Jersey Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $56,000 from the League
4/21 - Former Case Worker at Child Resource Center Sentenced to Jail for Stealing Identity of Client to Open Credit Account and Buy Furniture
4/20 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection with Elevation and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes - Complaint Alleges Multiple Violations of Consumer Protection Laws and Failure to Complete Work on Seven Properties, After Being Paid with Federal Funds
4/18 - Nine Charged in Takedown of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring - State Police Seize Weapons and $55,000 worth of Heroin, Crack Cocaine, and Prescription drugs in "Operation Dead End"
4/18 - Nurse in Monmouth County Facing Child Pornography Charges Surrenders License to Board of Nursing, Cannot Practice Pending Outcome of Criminal Case
4/13 - Attorney General Porrino Honors Crime Victims’ Advocates
4/13 - Insurance Agent and his Parents Charged with Fraud for Allegedly Providing Free, High-Value Life Insurance Policies in Order to Collect Commissions
4/13 - Two Alleged Drug Traffickers Indicted in Connection With Seizure of Five Kilos of Cocaine by Atlantic City Task Force
4/13 - Four Heroin Dealers Sentenced to Prison in Investigation of Ring That Ran Heroin Mill and Distributed Large Amounts of Heroin in Paterson
4/13 - New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Passaic County Podiatrist Amid Allegations He Indiscriminately Prescribed Painkillers to Patients and Practiced Outside the Scope of His License
4/12 - Two More Former Birdsall Executives Plead Guilty and Face Jail Terms for Evading Pay-to-Play Law With Illegal Political Contributions
4/11 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates In-Custody Death of Man Arrested by State Police on Atlantic City Expressway
4/10 - Horizon Will Pay Ex-Worker $80,000 to Resolve Allegations it Fired Her Despite Disability-Leave-Related Delay in Gaining Certification
4/7 - Claims Investigator With State Department of the Treasury Charged With Stealing Over $75,000 by Processing and Approving False Claims
4/6 - Nurse at Camden County Rehabilitation Facility Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact Surrenders License to Board of Nursing, Forbidden to Practice Pending Outcome of Criminal Case
4/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces State Kosher Laws, Alerts Public to Importance of Kosher Designations as Passover Approaches
4/6 - Attorney General, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Introduce New Initiative to Combat Distracted Driving - Rebranding of State’s #77 Program Will Allow Motorists to Report Dangerous Driving New Warning Letter to Motorists Will Be One of the First in Nation
4/5 - Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud for Allegedly Providing Free, High-Value Life Insurance Policies in Order to Collect Commissions
4/4 - Bergen County Nurse Charged with Assault on a Disabled Person After Video Purportedly Shows Her Striking a Ventilator-Dependent, Bed-Bound Patient - Two Certified Nurse Aides Also Charged with Assault in Separate Incidents
4/3 - New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends Certification of Certified Homemaker- Home Health Aide Following Her Arrest for Allegedly Assaulting an Elderly Patient in a Psychiatric Hospital
 
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3/31 - Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Armed Robbery at the Caesars Casino in Atlantic City in 2014
3/31 - Attorney General’s Office Releases More Details in Shooting Response Team Investigation of Fatal Shooting at Molly Pitcher Service Area
3/30 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving State Trooper at Service Area on Turnpike
3/30 - Lawyer Found Guilty at Trial of Conspiring With Others to Use Stolen Identities and Bogus Home Sales to Defraud Lender of Over $873,000
3/30 - Emergency Adoption and Proposed Regulation – Limitations on Prescribing, Administering, or Dispensing of Controlled Dangerous Substances, and Special Requirements for Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
3/29 - Founder of Special Needs School in Lakewood, N.J., Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $630,000 in Public Tuition Funds
3/28 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses $1 Million in Civil Penalties Against Essex County Resident and His Company for Defrauding Investors through a Ponzi Scheme involving the Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities
3/28 - U.S. Postal Employee from Hudson County Charged with Using Stolen Identities from Postal Employees and Others to Defraud Insurance Companies
3/27 - Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder for Firing Gun at Detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015
3/24 - Former Labor Department Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $56,000 in Unemployment Benefits by Fraudulently Altering Claims
3/23 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 86 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
3/23 - Man Indicted on Multiple Charges of Extortion and Manufacturing Child Pornography for Allegedly Blackmailing Underage Girls Into Engaging in Sexual Conduct on Webcams and Recording Them
3/23 - General Manager of Bergen County Used Car Dealership Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Key Role in $1.4 Million Auto Loan Scam - Dealership’s Finance Manager Receives Six-Year Sentence for His Part in Scam
3/23 - New Jersey Attorney General Calls on Realtors, Funeral Directors and Other Professionals to Help Fight Drug Addiction by Promoting “Project Medicine Drop” to Their Clients
3/17 - Leader of Major Weapons Trafficking Ring in Newark That Sold High-Powered Assault Rifles Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison
3/17 - Monmouth County Man Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Approximately 100 Images and Videos of Child Pornography
3/13 - PRICE GOUGING ALERT: Be Aware of Price Gouging as Winter Storm Stella Approaches
3/13 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County Contractor Alleging Fraud In Connection with Rebuilding and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes - Action Alleges Multiple Violations of Consumer Protection Laws and Failure to Complete Work on 14 Properties After Being Paid With Federal Funds
3/13 - Health Care Industry Laundry Contractor Will Pay Ex-Employee to Resolve Allegations It Fired Her After Brain Tumor Diagnosis
3/10 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Leading Retail Theft Ring in South Jersey That Shoplifted Thousands of Dollars in Goods, Returning Them for Gift Cards - Ringleader faces prison sentence in investigation by State Police and Division of Criminal Justice
3/10 - National Consumer Protection Week: Attorney General Porrino, Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Investors of Scams, Provide Resources to Educate Residents
3/9 - National Consumer Protection Week: Beware of Fake Charities Soliciting Your Donations, Including Social Media Charity Scams That Play on Your Emotions
3/9 - Passaic County Hotel Manager Indicted on Theft and First-Degree Money Laundering for Allegedly Stealing More Than $1 Million From His Boss’s Retirement Savings and Other Money
3/8 - National Consumer Protection Week: "Motor Vehicle Sales/Repairs" Climbs to Top of New Jersey’s 2016 Consumer Complaints List, "Home Improvements" Drops to Number Two
3/7 - Paterson Mayor Joey Torres and 3 Public Works Supervisors Charged With Official Misconduct for Allegedly Using On-Duty City Workers to Perform Renovations at Warehouse Leased by Relatives of Mayor
3/3 - Eight Indicted on First-Degree Conspiracy, Racketeering and Money Laundering Charges for Allegedly Defrauding Investors of $7 Million - George Bussanich Sr. and his co-defendants, including his wife and son, allegedly engaged in two investment scams, the first of which led to a $5.5 settlement with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities
3/3 - Governor Christie Announces Increased Patrol, Training and Outreach Efforts Following Recent Bias Incidents - Attorney General’s Office Offers $10K Reward for Tips Leading to Bias Crime Conviction
3/2 - Doctor Indicted on Charges He Sold Oxycodone Prescriptions to Patients with No Legitimate Need for the Addictive Opioid Pills, Including Patients He Knew Were Drug Addicts or Drug Dealers - Dr. Byung Kang faces first-degree charge for allegedly prescribing oxycodone that killed young man
3/1 - Half-Kilo of Cocaine and 120 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Joint Operation by Atlantic City Task Force and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations
3/1 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Antitrust Lawsuit Against Six Generic Drug Manufacturing Companies- Amended complaint alleges new violations of state antitrust, consumer protection laws
3/1 - Record Number of New Jersey Doctors Disciplined in 2016 as State Ramps Up Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction - 31 Physicians Sanctioned for Allegedly Over-Prescribing Painkillers That Are Fueling New Jersey’s Addiction Epidemic
3/1 - Dermatology Practice Will Pay Ex-Employee to Resolve Complaint It Unlawfully Terminated Her over Pregnancy Leave
 
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2/24 - Top Member of Carjacking Ring that Trafficked Luxury Cars to West Africa Pleads Guilty and Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence - “Operation Jacked” resulted in recovery of 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million
2/24 - Bergen County Man Sentenced to Prison as a Result of “Operation Ever Vigilant” for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
2/17 - Woman Sentenced to Jail for Stealing $128,131 by Collecting Mother’s Social Security Benefits for Eight Years After the Mother Died
2/17 - Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million, Tighten Data Security to Settle Allegations of Privacy Lapses Concerning Personal Information of Policyholders
2/16 - State Grand Jury Returns “No Bill” in Fatal Shooting in Little Egg Harbor Township in 2016 Involving Ocean County Swat Team
2/16 - New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Announces Use of EyeGuide Focus as Potential New Safety Measure
2/16 - On-Line Children’s Fashion Retailer Agrees to Drop Policy Denying Refunds to Buyers from Certain Areas of State
2/13 - Two Heroin Suppliers Plead Guilty and Face Lengthy Prison Terms in Investigation by Atlantic City Task Force into Drug Ring that Trafficked Heroin from Paterson to Atlantic and Ocean Counties - Atlantic City-based network allegedly distributed approximately 30,000 doses of heroin each month
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Attorney General Porrino discusses his plan to combat opioid abuse in this Fox 5 News report.
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2/10 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Shooting in Cumberland County in Which State Trooper Wounded Armed Homeowner After Being Misdirected to Home for 911 Call
2/10 - New Jersey State Police Accepting Applications
2/10 - Division on Civil Rights Files Superior Court Complaint Against Hilton Hotel Alleging Unequal Pay for Woman
2/10 - Camden County Sisters Charged with Insurance Fraud Conspiracy for Allegedly Lying About Which of Them Was Driver in Auto Crash
2/8 - Division of Highway Traffic Safety Urges Motorists to Exercise Caution During Snowstorm, Offers Safety Tips
2/8 - Top Member of Ring That Supplied Large Amounts of Heroin in Paterson Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Charge of Operating Heroin Mill - Four co-defendants also pleaded guilty and face state prison sentences
2/6 - Former State Assemblyman Schroeder Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Nearly $1.9 Million from Lenders and Writing $3.4 Million in Bad Checks
2/6 - Company that Handled Interpretation, Translation Work for State’s Child Protection Agency Settles Fraud Allegations - N.J. to Receive $400,000 from Multi-State, Federal Settlement
2/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Federal Trade Commission Reach $2.5 Million Settlement with Smart TV Manufacturer to Settle Allegations of Invasive Data Collection
2/3 - Former Lakewood Electrical Code Inspector Sentenced to State Prison for Accepting Bribes from Contractors
2/3 - Former Head Track Coach at Essex County College Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $150,000 from the College
2/2 - Former Gym Teacher Who Was Head Wrestling Coach at East Orange High School Indicted on Child Pornography and Drug Charges - 40 marijuana plants discovered in his home during search related to alleged possession of child porn
2/2 - Rental Complex Pays to Resolve Complaint It Discriminated Against Tenants with Disability-Related Parking Needs - Complex in Willingboro Charged Disabled Tenant $100 to Park Near Her Door
2/1 - First Month Statistics Show Criminal Justice Reform Off to Strong Start
2/1 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Advance Stores over Allegations of Pricing Violations
 
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