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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
8/17 - 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 - Indictment Charges Couple with First-Degree Human Trafficking for Allegedly Trafficking Girl, 17, as Prostitute in South Jersey Motels
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
8/10 - Former Police Officer Who Stole $105,000 from PBA Local in Cape May Pleads Guilty to Theft Charge
8/8 - State Grand Jury Returns “No Bill” in Fatal Shooting Involving New Jersey State Trooper in Maurice River Township in 2016
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”
8/1 - 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
7/25 - Firm That Operated Chemical Plant in Newark Pleads Guilty to Violating Water Pollution Control Act and Agrees to Pay Fine and Restitution
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
7/19 - 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
7/18 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Involving Atlantic County SWAT Team
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- 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 - 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
 
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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
6/27 - 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 - Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Recruiting Girl, 16, to Engage in Prostitution in South Jersey
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
6/14 - Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet - Defendant was one of 40 offenders arrested in “Operation Statewide”
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
6/9 - 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
6/6 - 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”
6/2 - 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 - 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
5/24 - Two Alleged Drug Traffickers Indicted in Seizure of Five Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force and Federal Partners
5/24 - Attorney General Strengthens Bail Reform Directive To Better Ensure That Dangerous And Recidivist Criminals Are Kept In Jail Pending Trial
5/17 - Two Suspended Newark Lawyers Indicted on Charges They Stole Over $140,000 From Clients of Their Law Firm
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
5/5 - 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
 
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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
4/13 - 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
4/12 - 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
4/7 - Claims Investigator With State Department of the Treasury Charged With Stealing Over $75,000 by Processing and Approving False Claims
 
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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
3/29 - Founder of Special Needs School in Lakewood, N.J., Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $630,000 in Public Tuition Funds
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
3/17 - 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
3/10 - 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
3/7 - 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
 
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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
2/16 - State Grand Jury Returns “No Bill” in Fatal Shooting in Little Egg Harbor Township in 2016 Involving Ocean County Swat Team
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
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
2/8 - 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
2/3 - 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
 
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1/27 - Former State Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Falsifying Employment Records to Steal $82,000 in Government Assistance Benefits
1/27 - Essex County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for His Role in Major Carjacking/Theft Ring That Sold Stolen Cars Overseas - Defendant charged in “Operation 17 Corridor
1/27 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Carjacking Incident in Which a State Trooper Was Seriously Injured
1/26 - Five More Individuals Charged With Filing False Applications For Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - A Total of 81 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014
1/26 - Alleged Drug Dealers Indicted on First-Degree Conspiracy and Money Laundering Charges in Seizure of Furanyl Fentanyl and $732,000 Cash
1/23 - Bergen County Man Indicted for Allegedly Sending Sexually Explicit Texts to a Girl, 15, and Attempting to Lure Her for a Sexual Encounter
1/20 - Former State Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $300,000 by Falsely Billing State for Services for Persons With Disabilities
1/19 - Two Union County Men Indicted for Allegedly Possessing Hundreds of Files of Child Pornography and Sharing Child Pornograpy Online
1/13 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Shooting Incident Involving State Trooper on Garden State Parkway
1/13 - State Medical Examiner Changes Death Certificate for John Sheridan Following Case Review
1/12 - Institute of Forensic Science New Jersey State Toxicology Laboratory Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists
1/11 - Attorney General Announces Over Half a Million Dollars in Awards for Police Departments Across New Jersey to Purchase Body Cameras - Thirty-seven agencies are receiving federal grant funds offered last year by Attorney General Porrino
1/6 - Man Pleads Guilty and Faces Prison for Stealing Nearly $300,000 from Customers of His Debt Relief Businesses in Maplewood and Jersey City - Germaine Theodore will face a recommended sentence of 7 years in prison under plea agreement
1/6 - Former Security Guard at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Robbing the Casino in 2014 After Being Fired
1/3 - Senior Correction Officer at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility Indicted for Allegedly Smuggling Marijuana to Inmates
 
 
 
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