State News

Two State Treasury Officials Convicted Of Misconduct For Taking Gifts From Vendor

TRENTON – The former Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation and an assistant deputy director were convicted today following a bench trial of official misconduct for accepting gifts from a collections company, OSI Collections Services Inc., while continuing to take action on the company’s contracts with the state to collect unpaid taxes, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.

Convicted Felons Accused Of Running Bogus 9-11 Charity

NEWARK – Two convicted felons who drove around New Jersey in a pickup truck painted with the names of first responders who perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9-11 and solicited donations for surviving family members are being sued for allegedly defrauding the public by operating an unregistered charity.

NJ Gas Prices Dip To $3.45/g Average

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.