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Attorney General Porrino discusses his plan to combat opioid abuse in this Fox 5 News report.
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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
Attorney General Porrino discusses his plan to combat opioid abuse in this Fox 5 News report.
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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