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11/9 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Fatal Police-Involved Shooting at Panera Bread in Princeton
11/2 - State Employee Who Used Office Computer to View Child Pornography at Work Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Possession Charge - He had over 100 files of child pornography stored on disks and a thumb drive at his desk
11/2 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison as a Result of Third Child Pornography Conviction
 
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10/31 - UPDATED WITH IDENTITY OF OFFICER & INVESTIGATION - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Continues Investigation of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Vineland
10/31 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Four More Individuals with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 125 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
10/26 - Man Pleads Guilty to Supplying Fentanyl and Heroin that Caused Two Overdose Deaths - AG’s Office charged Terrill Spann under New Jersey’s strict liability for drug-induced death law
10/26 - Ocean County Lawyer Who Hosted Radio Show on Elder Law Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Stealing Millions From Elderly Clients
10/26 - Man Who had $1.2 Million in Drug Money in His Car When Arrested by Division of Criminal Justice is Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison - Defendant indicted with 11 alleged members and associates of narcotics ring in “Operation Skin Deep”
10/25 - Police Officer and Wife Convicted at Trial of Stealing $187,000 by Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged over 120 people in historic anti-fraud effort with state & federal partners
10/19 - UPDATED WITH IDENTITY OF DECEDENT - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Vineland
10/19 - Man Who had Over 250 Files of Suspected Child Pornography on His Laptop Computer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Distributing Child Porn - Mercer County man was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
10/19 - Man Who had Over 138,000 Files of Suspected Child Pornography on His Computer Devices Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison - Morris County man was arrested in “Operation Safety Net”
10/18 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting In Vineland
10/18 - Trenton Narcotics Dealer Sentenced to 30 Years in State Prison for Distributing First-Degree Quantity of Cocaine
10/17 - Haddon Township Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge for Accepting Unlawful Referral Fee Related to Lawsuit Against Township - Paul Dougherty is forfeiting his position and will be permanently barred from public office
10/17 - AG Grewal Announces Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative to Provide Enhanced Training for Juvenile Prosecutors and Detectives - Expanded training funded by Department of Justice grant will emphasize rehabilitation and diversion
10/15 - Mercer County Man who Possessed Over 49,000 Files of Child Pornography Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on Internet
10/12 - Ocean County Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Using His Home Improvement Companies to Steal Over $1.4 Million from Homeowners Whose Homes Were Damaged by Superstorm Sandy - Jeffrey Colmyer and his wife, Tiffany Cimino, stole Sandy relief funds provided to victims to rebuild
10/5 - Ameriprise Financial Services Agrees to Pay New Jersey Bureau of Securities $375,000 to Resolve Violations Relating to Sales of Alternative Investments
 
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9/28 - Indictment Charges Woman with Stealing $140,000 in State Pension Benefits
9/24 - Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison in Carjacking in Millburn in Which He Grabbed a Girl, 13, Around the Neck and Threatened to Kill Her
9/20 - Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Highly Addictive Opioid Pain Pills to Drug Ring - Dr. George Beecher faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison
9/18 - AG Grewal Announces Arrests of 24 Men in “Operation Open House” - Undercover Operation Targeted Alleged Child Predators Using Social Media to Lure Children for Sex
9/17 - Former Newark City Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribe from Man Seeking to Operate After-Hours Social Club
9/6 - AG Grewal Establishes Task Force to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Clergy in Catholic Dioceses of New Jersey - Former Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino will lead the task force: New NJ Clergy Abuse Hotline: 855-363-6548
 
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8/24 - Man Sentenced to Prison After Trial Conviction in Case in Which State Police Arrested Him and Co-Defendant en Route to Planned Home Invasion - Arrests stemmed from investigation by DEA New York Drug Enforcement Task Force & NJ State Police
8/23 - Man Who Possessed More Than 12,000 Files of Child Pornography Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Online
8/23 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Four More Individuals With Filing False Applications For Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 120 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
8/22 - AG Grewal Directs Unprecedented Cooperation by N.J. Law Enforcement in Combating Firearms Trafficking - Requires Law Enforcement to Share Information on Distributors and Purchasers of Firearms Used in Crimes in New Jersey
8/21 - Former Chief Financial Officer for Nonprofit that Serves Individuals with Autism Indicted on Charges He Stole $115,000 from Organization
8/17 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Investigation that Led to Seizure of Kilogram of Heroin, Kilogram of Cocaine, and Guns - Atlantic City Task Force & U.S. Homeland Security Investigations collaborated in investigation
8/15 - Senior Correctional Police Officer Indicted on Charges He Conspired to Smuggle Opioid Painkillers to Inmate in South Woods State Prison
8/10 - Suspended Trenton Police Officer Who Was Arrested in “Operation Safety Net” Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
8/10 - Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Lure Boy, 14, for Sexual Encounter – Boy Was Really Undercover State Police Detective
8/6 - Two Men Who Were Arrested in “Operation Safety Net” Plead Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
8/2 - Man with Two Prior Child Pornography Convictions Pleads Guilty to New Charge of Possession of Over 100 Files of Child Pornography
8/2 - Operation Summer in the City Turns Up the Heat on Crime in New Jersey - U.S. Marshals Service and NJ Attorney General’s Office direct multi-agency collaboration targeting gang members and most violent offenders in four cities
 
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7/30 - Former State Family Services Worker Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct Charge for Using His Authority Over Women Who Had Lost Custody of Their Children to Pressure Them Into Sex Acts
7/24 - Indictment Charges 24 New Jersey Residents in Tax Fraud Scheme in Which They Allegedly Stole Nearly $250,000 from the State of Hawaii - The defendants, led by a tax preparer and her husband, allegedly attempted to steal over $400,000
7/23 - Indictment Charges Man with Soliciting Bribes and Fictitious Fees from Victims of Superstorm Sandy While Employed at Housing Recovery Center
7/16 - Man Indicted for Allegedly Stealing 28 Computers from New Jersey Schools Development Authority while Working for Agency as Temp - His brother also was indicted for allegedly helping him sell the stolen computers
7/13 - Ringleader Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Running Drug Ring that Used Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve members and associates of the narcotics ring were indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”
7/13 - Go-Go Bar Owner, His Wife and Seven Associates Indicted in Alleged $12 Million Scheme Involving Stolen Credit Cards and Gift Cards - Defendants charged by Attorney General’s Office and Roxbury Police in “Operation Smiles”
7/12 - Ex-Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Soliciting $15,000 Bribe from Man Seeking to Sell Property to Township - Chalet pleaded guilty in investigation by AG’s Office and New Jersey State Police
7/11 - Ocean County Man Who Possessed Over 36,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online - Defendant was one of 40 men arrested in “Operation Statewide”
 
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6/29 - Leader and Three Other Men Sentenced to Prison for Operating a Newark Heroin and Cocaine Ring Linked to Latin Kings Gang - New Jersey State Police & Ag’s Office Dismantled Violent Drug Ring In “Operation Peddling Misery”
6/29 - Suspended Senior Correction Officer Indicted on Charges That He Conspired to Smuggle Marijuana, Tobacco & Oxycodone to Inmates
6/26 - Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking in Millburn in Which He Allegedly Grabbed a Girl, 13, Around the Neck and Threatened to Kill Her
6/20 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Four More Individuals With Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 116 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
6/19 - Man Who Was Convicted at Trial of Trafficking Guns and Oxycodone Sentenced to 30 Years in State Prison - Trenton man was arrested in investigation by New Jersey State Police
6/19 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet - Defendant was one of 40 offenders arrested in “Operation Statewide”
6/15 - Ex-Motor Vehicle Commission Clerk Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Taking Cash to Allow Over 200 People to Evade License & Permit Exams - A runner who recruited customers, a bus company owner, and a security guard also were sentenced
6/14 - Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison as Leader of Drug Ring that Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve members and associates of the narcotics ring were indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”
6/13 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving New Jersey State Police In Warren County
6/13 - Registered Sex Offender Charged with Sending Sexually Explicit Photos and Video of Himself to Underage Girls and Detective Posing as Girl, 13
6/11- Man Who Had Over 138,000 Files of Suspected Child Pornography on His Computer Devices Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography - Morris County man was arrested in “Operation Safety Net”
6/11- State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge in Investigation That Revealed He Stopped Female Motorists to Pressure Them to Date Him
6/9 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting In Hardwick Township, N.J.
6/8 - Second Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison in Seizure of 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force and Federal Partners - Woman receives seven-year sentence; her partner previously received 10-year prison sentence
6/7 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison for Using His Securities Trading Company to Steal $400,000 from Investors - Jeffrey D. Griffin Jr. was convicted at trial in May
6/7 - Seventeen Indicted for Allegedly Conspiring to Distribute Heroin in Paterson as Members of Drug Network Linked to Bloods Street Gang - Indictment stems from multi-agency investigation “Operation Pitfall” led by New Jersey State Police
6/1 - Two Men Sentenced to 30 Years & 12 Years in Prison in Series Of 7-Eleven Robberies Including Robbery in Which Clerk Was Shot and Paralyzed
6/1 - Former Employee Of Apple, Inc., Sentenced To State Prison for Embezzling Large Sums From the Company for Personal Shopping
 
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5/30 - Former Sales Representative for Insys Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Bribe Doctors to Prescribe the Super-Potent Fentanyl Spray Subsys
5/29 - Ocean County Couple and Their Home Improvement Companies Plead Guilty to Stealing Over $1.4 Million by Bilking Homeowners Whose Homes Were Damaged by Superstorm Sandy - Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino stole Sandy relief funds provided to victims to rebuild
5/22 - Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Arrange Sexual Encounter with Boy, 14, Who in Reality Was Undercover State Police Detective
5/18 - Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Seizure of 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force & Federal Partners
5/18 - Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Fraudulently Purchasing Three Homes in New Jersey Using Bad Checks
5/18 - Former Dunellen School Board President Sentenced on Charge of Possession of Child Pornography
5/18 - Trenton Narcotics Dealer Convicted at Trial of Distributing First-Degree Quantity of Cocaine
5/9 - Ocean County Man Convicted at Trial of Using His Securities Trading Company to Steal Over $400,000 from Investors
5/4 - Ex-Claims Investigator for State Department of Treasury Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $78,000 by Processing and Approving False Claims
5/4 - Sex Offender with Prior Convictions for Molesting Boy and Possessing Child Pornograpy Pleads Guilty to New Child Pornography Charge
5/3 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Buena with No Injuries
 
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4/30 - Two Camden Men Plead Guilty in Series of 7-Eleven Robberies in 2014 Including Pennsauken Robbery in which Clerk was Shot Multiple Times
4/30 - Ocean County Lawyer who Hosted Radio Show on Elder Law Indicted on Charges He Stole $1.9 Million from Elderly Clients
4/27 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Via Twitter & Possessing Over 16,000 Videos & Images of Child Pornography
4/27 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Three More Individuals with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 112 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
4/26 - Alleged Drug Traffickers Indicted in Connection With 3-Kilo Seizure of Heroin by Atlantic City Task Force & Homeland Security Investigations
4/20 - Suspended Meter Reader and Clerk for New Brunswick Water Department Plead Guilty to Reducing Water and Sewer Bills in Return for Bribes
4/20 - Union County Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet Using File-Sharing Software - He was arrested by AG’s Office & ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Operation Predator Alert
4/20 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison in Connection With Seizure of Over 30 Pounds of the Super-Potent Opioid Fentanyl in Camden - Seizure by State Police, HSI, DEA HIDTA Task Force & Camden PD set record that was later broken
4/19 - State Trooper Indicted for Allegedly Stopping Female Motorists to Pressure Them to Date Him and Falsifying Records to Cover Up Actions
4/16 - Ex-Motor Vehicle Commission Clerk Pleads Guilty and Faces Prison for Taking Cash to Allow Over 200 People to Evade License and Permit Exams - A runner who brought him customers and a bus company owner also pleaded guilty today
4/13 - Founder of Special Needs School Faces New First-Degree Charge in Superseding Indictment Alleging Theft of $779,000 in Public Tuition Funds
4/11 - Indictment Charges Trenton, N.J., Couple With Human Trafficking for Allegedly Forcing Girl, 17, to Work as Prostitute at Area Hotels
4/9 - Attorney General’s Office Releases Surveillance Video Related to Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Princeton
4/6 - Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Trafficking Girl, 17, as Prostitute in South Jersey Motels
4/5 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Statewide Initiative to Strengthen Police-Community Relations - Attorney General to Host Quarterly Events in All 21 Counties as Part of New “21/21 Community Policing Project”
4/4 - Indictment Charges Man With Assuming Identity of Account Holder and Using Fraudulently Obtained Debit Card to Steal Over $69,000
4/2 - Leader and Three Other Men Plead Guilty in Connection With Heroin and Cocaine Ring in Newark Linked to Latin Kings Gang - New Jersey State Police & AG’s Office dismantled violent drug ring in “Operation Peddling Misery”
 
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3/29 - Lawyer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison for Stealing $1.5 Million from Clients
3/26 - Attorney General Grewal Issues Law Enforcement Directive Requiring the Immediate Reporting of Tips About Threats of Violence Against Schools
3/23 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for His Role in Drug Ring That Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve members and associates of the narcotics ring were indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”
3/20 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Princeton
3/20 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Two New Law Enforcement Policies Designed to Ensure Law Enforcement Safety and Promote Public Trust
3/19 - Indictments Charge 15 Alleged Leaders and Members of Three Separate Cocaine Distribution Rings in Plainfield, N.J., in “Operation Snowbank”
3/16 - Man Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Arrange Sexual Encounter With Underage Girl Who in Reality Was Undercover State Police Detective - Child predator was one of 79 defendants arrested in “Operation Safety Net”
3/13 - Attorney General Announces Indictment of Nine Alleged Members of Major Cocaine Supply Network In Paterson
3/12 - Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Stealing $317,736 from State by Filing Fraudulent Unemployment and Temporary Disability Claims
3/6 - Ocean County Man Who Possessed Over 36,000 Videos and Images of Child Pornography Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Online - Defendant was one of 40 men arrested in “Operation Statewide”
 
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2/26 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Statewide Policy Governing Release of Body- & Dash-Camera Videos of Police Deadly Force Incidents - Policy Encourages Transparency and Calls for Videos to be Released in Most Cases After Substantial Completion of Investigation if Formally Requested
2/23 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Five More Individuals with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 109 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
2/20 - Man Indicted for Carjacking in Millburn in Which He Allegedly Grabbed a Girl, 13, Around the Neck and Threatened to Kill Her
2/14 - Racketeering Indictment Charges Alleged Leader of Major Camden Gun Trafficking Ring, His Ohio Purchaser, and Five Middlemen Who Allegedly Brokered Illegal Sales of Guns – Including Assault Rifles – to Criminals - AG’s Office, NJ State Police, DEA Camden HIDTA Task Force, Camden Metro PD & ATF break up ring
2/12 - Newark Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for His Role in Ring That Stole and Fenced Luxury Cars in Northern and Central New Jersey - Charged in probe by Division of Criminal Justice, Woodbridge PD & State Police Auto Theft Task Force
2/9 - Man Pleads Guilty and Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence for Trafficking Girl, 17, as Prostitute in South Jersey Motels
2/9 - Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Blackmailing Underage Girls Into Engaging in Sexual Conduct on Webcams and Recording Them
2/9 - Man Sentenced to State Prison for Stealing $76,000 in Scheme Involving Phony Credit Cards Manufactured With Stolen Account Information
 
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1/26 - Two Men Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Largest Seizure of Super-Potent Opioid Fentanyl in New Jersey History - New Jersey State Police seized 100 pounds of fentanyl, which could have yielded 18 million lethal doses
1/26 - Man Who had Hundreds of Videos of Child Pornography on His Computer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Porn Online - Middlesex County man was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
1/24 - State Grand Jury Returns “No Bill” in Fatal Shooting Involving State Trooper at Molly Pitcher Service Area on New Jersey Turnpike
1/24 - Union County Man Convicted at Trial of Distributing Child Pornography on Internet Using File-Sharing Software - He was arrested by AG’s Office & ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Operation Predator Alert
1/12 - Former Grade School Teacher Indicted on Charges He Manufactured Child Porn by Secretly Videotaping Boys in Bathroom at Theater Camp - Former Vineland, N.J., teacher Thomas Guzzi Jr. was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
1/11 - Attorney General Porrino Announces $75,000 in Forfeiture Funds for Family Justice Centers in Essex, Union and Monmouth Counties that Provide Vital Services and Support to Domestic Violence Victims
1/10 - Lawyer Convicted at Trial of Stealing $1.5 Million from Clients
1/9 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation Into Trooper’s Use of Deadly Force During Arrest in Lake Hopatcong
1/5 - Indictment Alleges Man Stole $469,364 by Depositing Check Stolen from Corporation Into Account of New Company He Formed with Same Name
1/2 - Hudson County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Possession of Over 100 Files of Child Pornography
 
 
 
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