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6/30 - Two North Bergen Public Works Supervisors Convicted at Trial of Official Misconduct for Using Workers for Personal & Political Tasks
6/29 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, Reach Settlement with Developer of Mobile App that Allegedly Hacked New Jersey Smartphones with Harmful Malware
6/26 - Essex County Man Receives Three-Year State Prison Term for Attempting to Obtain Compensation from Insurer for Damage Done to Vehicle before his Policy Became Effective
6/26 - Doctor Sentenced to State Prison for Illegally Distributing Highly Addictive Oxycodone Pills by Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions - Drug dealer also convicted in investigation by DEA Task Force & Attorney General’s Office
6/26 - Ex-High School Choir Director Pleads Guilty to Posing as Teenager Online to Engage in Sexually Explicit Chats With Underage Girls - He sent obscene materials to underage girls, including three of his students, and had a 12-year-old Colorado girl send him a sexually explicit video of herself
6/26 - Former Office Manager for Small Business in Robbinsville, N.J., Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $150,000 From Her Employer
6/26 - Newark Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Leading Scheme to Steal $1.5 Million in Unemployment Benefits - Charged in investigation by AG’s Office and Department of Labor & Workforce Development
6/25 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges That She Attempted to Hire a Hit Man to Kill Her Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend and Two Others in New Jersey - Murder plot was foiled by the New Jersey State Police
6/25 - Attorney General and the Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Two Newton Car Dealerships
6/24 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Bergen County-Based Home and Motor Vehicle “Warranty” Company That Allegedly Defrauded Consumers and Refused to Honor the Terms of its Contracts - Division Received 97 Complaints Directly From Consumers, and 498 Consumer Complaints from the Better Business Bureau
6/23 - Sussex County Livery Company Owner Convicted of Misleading Insurers about Where he Housed and Operated Taxi Fleet to Obtain Lower Premiums
6/23 - Perth Amboy Man Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison for Conning Insurers, Employer and Credit Union Out of More Than $600,000
6/22 - Ex-Camden Firefighter Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $82,000 by Collecting Disability Pension While Competing in Martial Arts
6/19 - Leader of Narcotics Ring in Paterson Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Drug Distribution Charges - Faces up to 24 years in prison in probe by New Jersey State Police & Division of Criminal Justice
6/19 - Racing Commission Proposes Readoption with Amendments And New Rule Governing Casino Simulcasting
6/18 - Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Stealing $46,000 from Seaville Fire and Rescue Company by Submitting Fraudulent Claims
6/18 - Six Lucchese Crime Family Members, Including New York Boss and Top New Jersey Capo, Plead Guilty in “Operation Heat” - Probe by New Jersey Attorney General’s Office targeted multi-billion dollar gambling enterprise
6/17 - Seven Charged in Scam that Allegedly Used Disability Insurance Plans of Union and Monmouth County Businesses to Bilk Provider out of approximately $128,000
6/17 - State Grand Jury Takes No Action in Fatal Shooting in South Brunswick in 2013 Involving County Swat Team
6/17 - Man Charged With Sending Child Porn to Undercover Agent Posing as Mother in Belief She Would Arrange Webcam Sex Show of Daughter, 11 - He allegedly had more than 1,000 videos and images of child pornography on his computer
6/17 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $135,000 Settlement with Wayne Mazda and Wayne Auto Mall Hyundai
6/16 - Notice of Proposed Readoption of Regulations With Amendment
6/15 - Edison-Based “Home Warranty” Company to Pay $780,000 Revise its Business Practices, Retain a Compliance Monitor in Settlement of State’s Enforcement Action
6/15 - Commemorating “World Elder Abuse” Day, New Jersey Bureau of Securities Offers Fraud Prevention Tips for Senior Investors
6/12 - Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Distributing Highly Addictive Oxycodone Pills That Were Falsely Prescribed by Doctor - Doctor also faces prison sentence in investigation by Division of Criminal Justice & DEA Task Force
6/12 - Demolition Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Unlicensed and Unsafe Asbestos Removal at Zurbrugg Hospital Site in Riverside - Illegal actions caused release of asbestos dust and debris
6/11 - Burlington City School District to Pay Ex-Employee $45,000 to Resolve Complaint It Violated Her Rights Under Family Leave Act
6/11 - Chief of Audubon Park Fire Company Arrested for Allegedly 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
6/11 - With Ramadan Approaching, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces Honesty, Transparency in Sale of Halal Foods
6/10 - State Police Arrest 32 in Operation Tidal Wave - Two Drug Trafficking Organizations Dismantled, $400,000 Worth of Drugs Seized
6/10 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Imposes Penalty on Operators of Upper Montclair-Based, $4 Million Investment Fraud - Joint Investigation Leads to Federal Arrest of Montclair Resident Nicholas Lattanzio
6/9 - Mayor of West New York Indicted for Allegedly Receiving Bribes Totaling Approximately $250,000 in Exchange for Referring Patients to Medical Imaging Centers Led By Criminal Network
6/8 - Man Sentenced to State Prison for Stealing 19 Cars from Auto Auction Company by Using Nearly $340,000 in Counterfeit Checks
6/5 - 12 Men Indicted in “Operation Midnight Run” for Allegedly Operating Cargo Theft Ring Responsible for More Than $1.5 Million in Thefts - The investigation was conducted by the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
6/5 - Owner and Two Employees of Former Auto Inspection Shop in Paterson Sentenced to Jail for Using Data Simulators to Falsify Emissions Tests - Indicted in investigation by Attorney General’s Office, Motor Vehicle Commission and DEP
6/5 - Division on Civil Rights, HUD Co-Sponsor Fair Housing Training Seminar
6/4 - Governor Christie Announces Agreement to Secure Discounts on Life-Saving Overdose Antidote for New Jersey First Responders-Drug Manufacturer to Cap Prices and Provide Rebates on Narcan Kits Deployed Over 1000 Times In 2014 Alone
6/4 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $940,000 Default Order Against Atlantic County-Based Home Improvement Contractor
6/3 - Five Medical Practitioners Indicted for Taking Bribes in Exchange for Referring Patients to Medical Imaging Centers Run by Criminal Enterprise
6/2 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - Thirty-Two People Charged Since Last Year
6/2 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $6.34 Million Default Judgment Against Bergen County-Based Home Improvement Contractor
 
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5/28 - Jersey City Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison for $1.2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
5/27 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving Monmouth County Swat Team
5/26 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Settlement with Developer of Bitcoin-Mining Software Found to Have Accessed New Jersey Computers Without Users’ Knowledge or Consent
5/26 - New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations That FTD, Classmates Inc. Engaged in Deceptive Ad Practices
5/22 - New York Attorney Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Conspiring With State Engineer to Steal Railway Project Grant Funds and Take Bribes - He and former senior engineer at DOT took $325,000 in bribes
5/21 - Twenty-One Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $88,796 from TD Bank by Taking Cash Advances Against Phony Checks in Atlantic City Casinos
5/21 - Summer Safety Week: Helmet and Sports Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey’s County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
5/20 - Medical Board Revokes License of Passaic County Doctor Who Failed to Abide by Safeguards Put in Place in a Prior Board Order and Who Had Sexual Contact With a Female Patient
5/20 - Summer Safety Week: Playground Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey’s County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
5/19 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces N.J. Sign-On to Multi-State Lawsuits Alleging Cancer Charities Were Shams
5/19 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces $740,000 Settlement Of False Claims Act Litigation with United Parcel Service
5/19 - Gloucester County Man Pleads Guilty to Recklessly Causing Oil Spill in Spring Lake by Using Vacuum Truck to Empty Pool into Storm Drain
5/19 - Governor Livingston High School Wins 2015 State Consumer Bowl
5/19 - Summer Safety Week: Grilling and Fire Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey’s County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
5/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in 16-State, Border-to-Border Enforcement Campaign to Kick Off Seat Belt Crackdowns
5/18 - Summer Safety Week: Pool and Swimming Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey’s County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
5/15 - Essex County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Offering Child Pornography on the Internet
5/15 - Man Sentenced to Prison for Evading $500,000 in Sales Tax by Falsely Claiming Tax Exemptions on Luxury Cars He Bought for Export - He fraudulently used the name of a charity for children with cancer to claim tax-exempt status
5/14 - Four Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking 14-Year-Old Girl in Hudson County Prostitution Ring - Arrests made by FBI Child Exploitation Task Force & New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
5/14 - Perth Amboy Man Pleads Guilty in Two Separate Insurance Fraud Investigations to Swindling Insurers, Employer and Credit Union Out of More Than $600,000
5/14 - UPDATED CONSUMER ALERT:“Attorney General” Impostor Scam Targets Victims with Fraudulent “Arrest Warrant”
5/13 - Northern Jersey Man Arrested and Charged with Allegedly Running Craigslist Scam that Helped New Jersey Residents Register Their Motor Vehicles in Other States to Get Lower Car Insurance Rates
5/13 - Warren County Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Construction Equipment Worth Approximately $300,000, Selling it Out of Vacant Lot in Newark
5/12 - New Jersey to Receive $500,000-Plus from Settlements with Sprint, Verizon Wireless over Mobile Phone Bill “Cramming”
5/11 - Owner of Medical Imaging Centers Pleads Guilty to Bribing Dozens of Doctors in Exchange for Scan Referrals Worth Several Million Dollars - Wife who served as president of the company, Diagnostic Imaging Affiliates, also pleads to bribery charge
5/11 - Allegedly Deceptive Newark “Youth Club” Charities Must Cease All Operations, Under Settlement with New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
5/8 - Two Former Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers Sentenced to Terms of Incarceration in Fraudulent Scheme Involving Bounty Hunter
5/8 - Two Men Plead Guilty to Selling False Motor Vehicle Inspection Stickers in Newark - Two other men previously pleaded guilty in cases that stemmed from the same investigation
5/5 - Indictment Charges Atlantic County Man With 2 Counts of Attempted Murder for Allegedly Shooting Couple as the Result of a Feud
5/4 - Former Clerk for State Department of Human Services Indicted on Charges She Used State Computer to Create False Insurance Cards - She also allegedly created false employee ID that she intended to use to steal public assistance benefits
5/4 - Man Who Faces Prior Indictment for Alleged $250,000 Debt Relief Scam in Maplewood is Indicted for Allegedly Repeating Scam in Jersey City - Germain Theodore allegedly stole from clients of his businesses TGC Movement and Save My Future
5/1 - Monmouth County Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Submitting Approximately $500,000 in Fraudulent Healthcare Claims to Insurer
 
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4/30 - New Jersey State Police Extend Deployment of Troopers in Maryland
4/30 - CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Calling New Jersey Residents in “Attorney General” Impostor Scam
4/29 - Former Passaic County Home Health Aide Sentenced to Three-Year State Prison Term for Falsely Billing Medicaid for Medical Services in No-Show Scam
4/29 - CONSUMER ALERT: When Seeking to Donate for Victims of Nepal Earthquake, Avoid Charity Scams
4/28 - New Jersey State Police Deploy 150 to Maryland
through Mutual Aid Agreement
4/28 -Two Employees of North Bergen Department of Parks and Recreation Charged With Falsifying Timesheets to Collect Unearned Pay
4/27 -Prosecution of Alleged Sale of Aviation Fuel to Unsuspecting Motorists Leads to $137,000 in Settlements Obtained by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Gas Station Owner, Fuel Distributor, Fuel Transporter Settle State Allegations
4/27 -Annual Written Examination for Investment Advisers Is Underway, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities Announces
4/24 - Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Distributing Highly Addictive Oxycodone Pills by Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions - Faces five-year sentence in investigation by DEA Task Force & New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
4/24 - Atlantic City Task Force Arrests Nineteen Members of Drug Network That Trafficked Heroin from Paterson to Atlantic & Ocean Counties - Atlantic City-based network allegedly distributed approximately 30,000 doses of heroin each month
4/23 - State Board Temporarily Suspends License of Doctor Who Allegedly Prescribed Highly Addictive Pain Killers Indiscriminately
4/23 - CONSUMER ALERT: New Jersey Consumers Seeking Restitution from Multi-State Settlement with Sirius Satellite XM Radio Must File Complaints by May 3
4/22 - Three Men Indicted on First-Degree Charges in Alleged Robbery Attempt in Which Undercover Officer was Shot in Garfield in 2014 - Gunman who shot officer charged with attempted murder
4/22 - Gloucester County Man Sentenced to Prison for Dragging State Trooper with His Car Following Traffic Stop
4/22 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving State Trooper In Union Township
4/21 - Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing 19 Cars from Auto Auction Company by Using Nearly $340,000 in Counterfeit Checks to Buy the Cars
4/21 - Acting Attorney General Hoffman Honors Pioneering Legacy of Victims’ Champion During Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony
4/21 - New York Attorney Found Guilty of Conspiring With State Engineer to Steal Railway Project Grant Funds and Take Bribes - He and former senior engineer at DOT took $325,000 in bribes
4/17 - Ringleader Sentenced to State Prison in Scheme to Steal More than $180,000 from the State by Filing False Unemployment Claims
4/17 - Former Top Union Official Sentenced to State Prison for Conspiring In Scheme To Extort Money From Dock Workers - Charged in investigation by NJ Attorney General’s Office & Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor
4/17 - Department of Law & Public Safety Releases Latest Crime Data
4/17 - Former Piscataway Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $249,000 in Disability Pension Payments by Falsely Claiming He was Permanently Disabled While He was Teaching in Other States
4/14 - Planet Fitness Pays $25,000 to Resolve Allegations It Discriminated by Failing to Promote Employee, Subsequently Firing Her
4/13 - Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Money Laundering for Leading Scheme to Steal $1.5 Million in Unemployment Benefits - Faces long prison term in case filed by AG’s Office & Department of Labor & Workforce Development
4/13 - New Jersey Becomes 1st State with App for its
Prescription Monitoring Program
4/13 - Five Charged with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 16, from New York to New Jersey for Prostitution - Indictment stems from probe by Division of Criminal Justice and South Hackensack Police Department
4/10 - Leader of Major Heroin Ring in Camden Sentenced to 16 Years in State Prison on First-Degree Racketeering Charge in “Operation Billboard” - Over 30 ring members were sentenced to prison in investigation led by Division of Criminal Justice
4/9 - With New Web Site, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Makes it Easier Than Ever for Consumers to File Complaints, Obtain Information
4/9 - Vineland Man Convicted at Trial of Stealing More Than $15,000 by Fraudulently Collecting Unemployment Benefits While in Jail
4/9 - Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Announces $500,000 Fine and 30-day License Suspension for Martell’s Tiki Bar of Point Pleasant Beach for Over-Serving Patron who was Killed in Car Crash in 2013 - Owners also required to indefinitely employ ABC-approved compliance monitor that will track mandatory training of alcohol servers
4/7 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Terminates Printing Company’s Authorization to Provide Prescription Blanks to Doctors, After Security Failures Allegedly Contribute to Drug Ring Operation
4/6 - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 31 Home Improvement Contractors for $397,776 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in First Quarter of 2015
4/2 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Registration of Financial Agent Who Defrauded Elderly Investor
4/1 - No Foolin’: Police in New Jersey Targeting Distracted Drivers for Three Weeks in April as Part of National Crackdown
4/1 - New Jersey Bureau of Securities Orders Two Unregistered Fraudsters Who Operated a Ponzi Scheme to Pay $1 Million Penalty
 
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