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9/19 - Former Newark Lawyers Sentenced for Stealing from Clients of their Law Firm
9/13 - Former Correctional Police Officer Sentenced to Prison After Being Found Guilty of Smuggling Oxycodone, Marijuana & Tobacco to Inmates
9/13 - Investment Broker Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $270,000 from Elderly Couple by Soliciting Money for Ficticious Investments
9/6 - Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Falsifying Records to Cheat Workers Out of $155,000 by Not Paying Prevailing Wages - Many of the employees he cheated are believed to be undocumented immigrants
 
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8/26 - Catholic Priest Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Teenager in 1990s - First Guilty Plea Secured by Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Task Force
8/24 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Crash Following Police Pursuit in Essex County
8/22 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Death During Police Motor Vehicle Stop On Interstate 80
8/15 - AG Grewal Issues First-In-The-Nation Statewide Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law - AG Directive Requires and Empowers Law Enforcement Officers to Take Action to Protect Individuals Facing Significant Risk of Injury from Firearm Violence
8/9 - Con Artist Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Brokers Out of $2.6 Million in Elaborate Shipping Scam
8/8 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Results of Two Collaborative Operations Aimed at Priority Missions of Reducing Gun Violence & Fighting Opioid Epidemic - 18 Gun & Drug Traffickers Arrested & 22 Guns Seized in Trenton in “Operation West End” - 10 Arrested & Two Opioid Mills Dismantled in Paterson in “Operation 4K Boyz”
8/6 - AG Grewal Issues Directive Promoting Emotional and Mental Well-Being of New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers - “Officer Resiliency Directive” Creates First-in-the-Nation Statewide Resiliency Program and Establishes First Statewide Chief Resiliency Officer
 
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7/26 - Jersey City Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Child and Distributing Child Pornography
7/23 - Suspended Newark Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Clients of His Law Firm
7/19 - Suspended Senior Correctional Police Officer Convicted at Trial of Smuggling Oxycodone, Marijuana & Tobacco to Inmates
7/16 - Ex-School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Taking Explicit Photo of Student and Creating Child Pornography by Secretly Taping Boys in Camp Bathroom - Former Vineland grade school teacher Thomas Guzzi Jr. was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
7/16 - Man Pleads Guilty to Luring Boy, 15, For Sex – Boy Was Really an Undercover Officer Participating in “Operation Open House” - 24 Men Were Arrested in AG’s 2018 Undercover Operation Targeting Child Predators on Social Media
7/15 - Attorney General’s Task Force Investigates Death of Man in Police Custody in Old Bridge Township
7/15 - Father and Son Arrested on Narcotics and Weapons Charges in Seizure of Methamphetamine and Guns in Atlantic County
7/13 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Orange, N.J.
7/12 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 17 Years in State Prison for Trafficking 1.5 Kilograms of Heroin Laced With Fentanyl into New Jersey - Division of Criminal Justice secured verdict in investigation by NJ State Police & DEA HIDTA Task Force
7/11 - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Firing Gun at Driver and Pointing Gun at Trooper in Incident in Buena That Led to Police-Involved Shooting - State grand jury previously found the state trooper who fired at the defendant was justified in his actions
7/10 - Burlington County Man Sentenced to State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online
7/9 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Takedown of Major Fentanyl and Heroin Mill in Irvington - Stamps used to brand drugs at mill bear same brand names linked to 33 deaths - Arrests made in investigation led by NJ State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement Partners
7/2 - Division of Criminal Justice Releases Findings of Investigation into Police-Involved Shooting in Hardwick Township - Investigation determined that Todd Gregory died of self-inflicted gunshot wound
 
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6/28 - Man Sentenced to State Prison for Trafficking Fraudulent Credit and Debit Cards Manufactured with Stolen Identities
6/27 - Attorney General’s Office Charges Four More Individuals with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged 130 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners
6/24 - Investment Broker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $270,000 from Elderly Couple by Soliciting Money for Fictitious Investment Program
6/14 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraudulently Purchasing Three Homes in New Jersey Using Bad Checks
6/12 - Licensed Operator of South River Water Department Charged with Falsifying Water Purity Testing
6/12 - Trenton Man Indicted on First-Degree Narcotics Charge Related to Seizure of Over 15,000 Doses of Heroin
6/7 - Salem County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in State Prison Following Conviction at Trial on First-Degree Cocaine Charge
6/5 - Indictment in “Operation Stone Wall” Charges Nine Alleged Members of Ring that Trafficked Untraceable “Ghost Gun” Assault Rifles & Cocaine - Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police filed first-ever charges in trafficking case under new law making it a crime to possess or distribute ghost guns in New Jersey
 
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5/31 - Former Purchaser for Department of Transportation Sentenced to Prison for Misusing His Authority to Funnel Business to a Friend
5/31 - Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Attempting to Lure Boy, 14, for Sexual Encounter – Boy Was Really Undercover State Police Detective
5/30 - Attorney General Grewal and U.S. Attorney Carpenito Announce New Collaborative Initiative to Fight Violence in Trenton - U.S. Attorney’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, NJ State Police, Trenton Police, Mercer County Prosecutor’s & Sheriff’s Offices, ATF, DEA & FBI partner to target the most violent offenders
5/24 - Man Pleads Guilty to Firing Gun at Motorist and Pointing Gun at State Trooper in Incident in Buena That Led to Police-Involved Shooting - State Grand Jury Previously Found the State Trooper Who Fired at the Defendant Was Justified In His Actions
5/17 - Trenton Man Convicted at Trial of Illegally Selling Assault Rifle and Handgun - Defendant arrested in “Operation Nine Lives” targeting weapons trafficking in capital city
5/17 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years in State Prison as a Result of Two Separate Arrests During Which Police Seized Drugs and a Handgun
5/14 - Woman Sentenced for Stealing $272,000 by Collecting Father’s Social Security, Disability & Pension Benefits for 12 Years After He Died
5/13 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison in Connection with Seizure of 3 Kilograms of Heroin and 20 Kilograms of Cocaine
5/9 - Indictment Charges Businessman with Stealing $750,000 that He Solicited from Investors to Open Bar & Restaurant in Hoboken
5/3 - Man Who Had 50,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography & Assaulting Detectives
5/1 - Five Defendants Plead Guilty in Illegal Loansharking, Check Cashing, Gambling & Money Laundering Schemes Linked to Genovese Crime Family - Indicted in “Operation Fistful” by Division of Criminal Justice & Waterfront Commission
 
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4/29 - Founder of Special Needs School Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail - Rabbi Osher Eisemann also ordered to pay a $250,000 penalty
4/26 - Bergen County Man Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online
4/24 - AG Grewal Announces Arrests of 16 Men in “Operation Home Alone” - Undercover Operation by AG’s Office, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ State Police and ICAC Task Force Targeted Child Predators Using Social Media to Lure Children for Sex
4/18 - State Trooper Arrested On Child Pornography Charge
4/18 - Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Hacking into Private Accounts of Two Women and Posting Sexually Explicit Videos of Them Online
4/15 - AG Grewal Announces Indictment in “Operation Drive Thru” Targeting Newark Drug Ring That Sold Heroin Near I-78 - New Jersey State Police & Newark Police Department seized AR-15s, handguns, heroin & cocaine
4/10 - Indictment Charges Man With Stealing $117,000 in Social Security Benefits
4/8 - Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teenager in 1990s - First guilty plea secured by Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Task Force - New Jersey Clergy Abuse Hotline: 855-363-6548
4/5 - AG Grewal Issues Enhanced Law Enforcement Standards Establishing Best Practices for Investigating & Reporting Bias Incidents in New Jersey - AG Bias Incident Investigation Standards last updated in 2000
 
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3/28 - Attorney General Grewal: All 21 County Prosecutors to Hold Community Forums This Fall on Campus Sexual Violence - Events on college campuses will be held as part of AG’s “21/21 Community Policing Project”
3/27 - Contractor Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Records to Cheat Workers Out of $200,000 by Not Paying Prevailing Wages - Many of the employees he cheated are believed to be undocumented immigrants
3/26 - Father and Son Plead Guilty to Defrauding Investors of Millions of Dollars - George Bussanich Sr. and George Bussanich Jr. face state prison sentences
3/22 - Former Chief Financial Officer for Nonprofit that Serves Individuals with Autism Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $115,000 from Organization
3/21 - Attorney General Grewal Announces Takedown Of Major Fentanyl And Heroin Mill In Hudson County - Stamps used to brand drugs at mill in Harrison bear same brand names linked to 84 deaths - Arrests made in investigation led by NJ State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement Partners
3/18 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Death of Man in Paterson
3/18 - Twelve Arrested in “Operation Stone Wall” Targeting Criminal Network that Trafficked Untraceable “Ghost Gun” Assault Rifles and Drugs - Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey State Police File First-Ever Charges in a Trafficking Case Under New Law Making It a Crime to Possess or Distribute Ghost Guns in New Jersey
3/15 - Man Sentenced for Stealing 28 Computers from New Jersey Schools Development Authority While Working for Agency as Temp
3/15 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in City of Trenton
3/13 - Former Purchaser for Department of Transportation Pleads Guilty to Misusing His Authority to Funnel Business to a Friend
3/1 - Nine Alleged Members of Violent Set of Bloods Indicted on Charges of First-Degree Racketeering & Conspiring to Distribute Heroin in Paterson - “Operation Icebox” was led by the Division of Criminal Justice and the Paterson Police Department
3/1 - Man Who Had More Than 6,000 Videos and Images of Child Pornography on His Computers Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison
 
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2/28 - Man Indicted on Charges He Illegally Dumped Huge Quantities of Solid Waste at Public Sites Underneath Highways in Newark
2/20 - Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing $152,820 by Filing False Applications for Federal Relief Funds Following Superstorm Sandy
2/15 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
2/8 - Former Site Manager for Temporary Staffing Agency Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $190,000 from the Agency
2/7 - Philadelphia Drug Dealer Convicted at Trial of Trafficking 1.5 Kilograms of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl into New Jersey - Division of Criminal Justice secures verdict in investigation by NJ State Police & DEA HIDTA Task Force
2/4 - Man Who Had Over 200,000 Files of Suspected Child Pornography on His Computer Devices Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography - Union County man was arrested in “Operation Safety Net”
2/1 - UPDATED INFORMATION: Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in City of Passaic
2/1 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in City of Passaic
 
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1/25 - Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $140,000 in State Pension Benefits
1/24 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Ninth Annual NJ Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness Event Friday, Jan. 25
1/24 - Former School Bus Driver Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online Using File-Sharing Network - Sussex County man was arrested in “Operation Safeguard”
1/22 - Former Chief Financial Officer for Nonprofit that Serves Individuals with Autism Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $115,000 from Organization
1/22 - Man Pleads Guilty to Assuming Identity of Account Holder and Using Fraudulently Obtained Debit Card to Steal Over $69,000
1/18 - Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Stealing $469,364 Check from Corporation
1/17 - AG Grewal Announces Arrest of Roman Catholic Priest Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Underage Teenage Girl in 1990s - Arrest constitutes first criminal case filed by the AG’s Clergy Abuse Task Force
1/17 - Burlington County Man Indicted on Charges that He Manufactured Child Pornography and Distributed Child Pornography Online
1/16 - Indictment Charges that Man Stole $187,000 from Religious Organization and Conspired with Second Man to Launder Much of the Stolen Funds
1/14 - Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting In Logan Township
1/14 - Man Who Possessed Over 12,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Online
1/11 - Former Toms River Used Car Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay State $185,000 in Sales Tax He Collected from Customers
1/11 - Mercer County Man who Possessed Over 49,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet
1/7 - Former Police Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison Following Trial Conviction for Stealing $187,000 in Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds - AG’s Office has charged over 120 people in historic anti-fraud effort with state & federal partners
1/7 - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for 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
1/4 - Middlesex County Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on the Internet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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