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State Assemblyman Indicted

TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced that New Jersey Assemblyman and former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas was indicted Wednesday on charges he conspired with city employees to steal approximately $5,000 in…

Cryan Keeping Con-Man’s Cash

ELIZABETH—Union County Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, who was appointed by Gov. Jon Corzine as chairman of the Democratic State Committee, says he has no intention of returning some $39,000 in campaign contributions from co-workers and family of R. Allen Stanford. Stanford…

Vas Investigation Advancing

PERTH AMBOY—Two bus loads of city employees were brought to give evidence about former Mayor Joseph Vas before a grand jury sitting in Trenton last week. Sources say Carlos Serrano told the panel that he did not give contributions to…

Merck To Merge With Schering-Plough

RAHWAY – In a deal announced Monday, Merck & Co. is buying Schering-Plough Corp. for $41.1 billion in stock and cash. The deal unites the two New Jersey pharmaceutical companies as the industry faces slumping sales, tough generic competition and…